Monday's revelation about an alleged positive doping test for Paul Pogba could carry serious consequences for the footballer, and things keep getting worse for the out-of-favor footballer.
The player, who reportedly took a supplement that contained testosterone without informing the club, could see his contract being terminated by Juventus if the accusations against him are proven as true.
A report by Italian newspaper Tuttosport states that the footballer decided to use the supplement during his time in the United States, where he was working to heal from his frequent injuries. The media outlet adds that Pogba knew that the supplement could cause doping, since it was clearly marked on its label. Nevertheless, Pogba decided to take it anyway without informing the club, who are now waiting for the second sample to confirm or deny the charges against the 2018 World Cup winner with Les Bleus.
The bianconeri have maintained they were unaware of Pogba's decision, and according to Sky Sport, if the doping charges are confirmed, the club would immediately terminate Pogba's deal, which would force both parties to negotiate the terms of Pogba's exit. As of now, the French midfielder is the top earning player for the bianconeri, collecting eight million euros per season.
Time is running out for Pogba to request for his second test to be opened, with a deadline taking place on Thursday. As things stand, Pogba could be facing a four-year ban if found guilty, which could effectively mean the end of his career due to his long history of injuries and his age.