Paul Pogba’s footballing career may be over after the Juventus midfielder failed his backup doping test.
The 30-year-old failed his initial doping test in August when he tested positive after his side’s 3-0 win against Udinese in the Serie A.
The National Anti-Doping Tribunal then gave Pogba a precautionary suspension as they awaited the results of his backup doping tests.
Fabrizio Romano has now revealed that the Italian’s second test has also come back positive.
🚨 BREAKING: Paul Pogba has tested doping positive also to backup sample today.
🇫🇷 Juventus will now decide how to proceed with his contract as Pogba faces risk of long-term ban. pic.twitter.com/SzLedWaTey
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) October 6, 2023
It has been reported that Pogba could face a ban of up to four years with Juventus manager, Massimiliano Allegri, unable to shed any light on the matter.
“I didn’t know about the confirmation, I am sorry,” He said at his most recent press conference.
“We are waiting for what’s coming next, it’s useless to comment now. Humanly, I am sorry.”
At 30 years of age, a potential four-year suspension could completely end the World Cup winners career.