Paul Pogba leaves Turin ahead of imminent Juventus exit

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba left Turin a few days ago as he was aware of the upcoming judgement from the National Anti-Doping Tribunal.

According to a report by Camillo Demichelis via TMW, Paul Pogba left Turin ten days ago as he was awaiting a harsh punishment from the National Anti-Doping Tribunal today which disqualified him from playing all forms of competitive football for four years. The Frenchman cancelled his rental contract for the villa where he stayed and the one where Cristiano Ronaldo lived during his time with the Bianconeri.

The 30-year-old midfielder tested positive for an anti-doping test after Juventus’ clash against Udinese on 20 August for having taken Dhea or Pentadehydroepiandrosterone, which is a precursor hormone to testosterone. Pogba tested positive for the counter-analysis test too and was subsequently barred from competitive football subject to the recommendation of the Tribunal. 

Paul Pogba felt that the four-year debarment was a severe punishment and expressed that he was “sad, shocked and heartbroken” upon hearing the news. However, he is set to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport soon to challenge the decision of the National Anti-Doping Tribunal. 


Trambak Bhattacherjee | GIFN

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