Why are Juventus considering contract termination of Paul Pogba? Everything about his Doping probe

Paul Pogba

Italian top-tier League Serie A’s most successful side Juventus (36-time winners) are facing a dilemma with the future of Paul Pogba after the midfielder failed to clear a Doping test conducted by Italy’s National Anti-Doping Organization.

It all took place after Juventus won their 1st match of the new Serie A season against Udinese by 3-0. The Anti-doping test was to follow but no one had a clue about Pogba’s involvement with any banned substance. After the test, the Frenchman was confirmed to have consumed “Non-Endogenous testosterone Metabolites”.

As the name suggests, the substance intensifies levels of Testosterone unnaturally and Pogba was found guilty of the same. It will definitely look harsh if Pogba gets banned in what was the start of his 2nd season of 2nd stint with the Old Lady.

The Turin-based outfit re-united with the player last season and brought him as a Free agent from Manchester United. In his first stint from 2012-2016, Pogba scored 34 goals and provided 40 assists in 176 appearances. He was an integral part of Juventus’ dominance in the last decade. He departed the club after winning Serie A in all 4 seasons along with 2 Coppa Italia and 1 Supercoppa Italiana.

Pogba also has a runners-up medal from the final of 2015 UEFA Champions League at Berlin as FC Barcelona won their 5th Champions League title. He was signed by EPL giants Manchester United in 2016 for a then record fee of 90 Million Euros.

He could not justify his price tag, appearing 233 times and scoring 39 times and providing 51 assists. But in his 5-years stay, his only 2 signifcant acheivements were the Europa League and the EFL Cup in 2016/17 under Mourinho.

From being the hottest prospects, Pogba is on the verge of facing one of his lowest days as it is growing likely that he will be banned for at least 4 years. His only life-line will the Sample B test which will take place later this week and Juventus too are waiting for the results to decide on his future.

Reports from Italy suggest that the Old Lady will terminate his contract if Pogba really has consumed any illicit substance to enhance his Testosterone levels. They have complied to the decision of (provisionally banning Pogba) Italy’s Anti-doping agency and will wait until the Sample B comes.

If found guilty, Paul Pogba will be out of any footballing action for 4 years. The punishments may also increase if things do not go well for the Frenchman in a hearing that will follow if he is tested positive again.