Prosecutors 'want Pogba banned for FOUR YEARS for failing drugs test'

Italian prosecutors ‘want Paul Pogba to be banned for FOUR YEARS after failing a drugs test’, in move that could spell the end of the former Man United star’s career

  • Paul Pogba tested positive for a prohibited substance back in August
  • Prosecutors now reportedly want him to be hit with a four-year ban
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Italian prosecutors are reportedly pushing for former Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba to be hit with a four-year ban for failing a drugs test earlier this year.

Pogba, who now plays for Serie A giants Juventus after ending his six-year stay at United last summer, has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for the banned substance DHEA following his side’s win against Udinese on August 20.

Pogba’s B-sample also came back positive for the substance which naturally boosts testosterone production, and he is now waiting to find out the sanction that will be handed down.

According to Juventus correspondent Romeo Agresti, prosecutors have called for Pogba to be banned for four years, the mandatory ban under world anti-doping rules.

Should they get their wish, this would rule Pogba out of action until he is 34, and it could prove to be the end of his career given his fitness issues since moving back to Italy.

Prosecutors reportedly want Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba to be banned for four years for failing a drugs test

The former Man United star could be banned until 2027, which may spell the end of his career

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The World Cup winner has made just 12 appearances for Juventus during his second spell at the club after missing the majority of last season through injury.

Pogba has claimed that his failed test could have been due to supplements transported from the US to aid his physical recovery.

He had hoped this explanation could lead to a more lenient sentence, but the prosecutors for his case appear to want to ensure that he receives a heavy punishment.

Pogba is expected to have a final hearing in the early part of 2024 where he may look to agree a reduced sentence as part of a plea bargain.

But following the news that he could be banned for four years, he is now at major risk of having his Juventus deal ripped up for a breach of contract.

The deal is currently due to run until 2026. 


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