Assessing Juventus’ options as Paul Pogba fails testosterone B test

Paul Pogba’s counter-analysis in the doping case has failed a testosterone B test and he is now at risk of a ban from the sport.

A counter-analysis carried out recently was done to prove that Pogba isn’t positive for testosterone, but it has failed in that regard and the results emerged earlier today. Now, as per Sky Italia, Pogba is at risk of a ban from the sport and depending on whether he can prove his positivity intentional or not.

If he proves that the consumption wasn’t intentional, the ban could reduce to two years from four years. La Gazzetta dello Sport’s Giovanni Albanese has reported that Pogba can’t come in contact with any Juventus player now, with legalities and producedures to now come in.

To the Juve medical team, Pogba admitted consuming a supplement of the material but that was on the advice of a trusted doctor friend in the United States. So the attempt from the Frenchman will be to prove that the consumption wasn’t intentional.

Juve will make sure that he earns a minimum wage of only €477 per season, as per the reguations laid out by FIGC. If a suspension of over six months is imposed, Juve have the right to terminate his contract. Juve could also have the right to seek compensation for damages in this case, because of the potential damage caused to the club’s name and reputation.





Kaustubh Pandey | GIFN

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