By Victor Kanayo
France and Juventus forward Paul Pogba is most likely going to face a four-year ban after he was tested for traces of the banned drug testosterone.
Testosterone is a hormone which can increase muscle strength and is found in various over-the-counter products at pharmacies.
Already, his club via a statement on Monday evening asked him to proceed on provisional suspension.
Part of the statement said: “Juventus Football Club announces that today, the footballer Paul Labile Pogba received a precautionary suspension order from the National Anti-Doping Tribunal following the results of tests carried out on August 20, 2023.
“The club reserves the right to consider the next procedural steps.”
Pogba’s Many Career Plaques
Pogba has made just two appearances for Juventus this season, both off the bench.
His return to Juventus has been fraught with difficulty due to injuries and off-field issues, with the 2018 World Cup winner only featuring six times in Serie A last season.
He joined the Italian club for a second spell in July 2022 after leaving Manchester United as a free agent.
The latest trouble facing Pogba is happening after a family issue which he was allegedly the target of a £11.3m blackmail plot by his brother Mathias and childhood friends.
The former Manchester United midfielder, 30, was an unused sub in his side’s 3-0 win last month.
Pogba has three days to produce an analysis to debunk the earlier test.