Paul Pogba ‘calls for counter analysis’ after testing positive for testosterone
Paul Pogba has called for counter analysis on the test that came back positive for doping, according to reports.
The France midfielder is facing a ban of up to four years after a sample tested positive for testosterone after his club’s Serie A fixture against Udinese on August 20, a game in which he did not play.
It has capped what has been an underwhelming return to Juventus after six years at Manchester United, who signed him for a then world record £89million from the Old Lady.
Pogba had until Thursday to call for a retest on the sample, with the failed test initially emerging on Monday.
The analysis process will take another seven days, but if it comes back positive once again, the prosecution process will start and could result in dismissal, plea bargaining or a trial before tribunal, according to Sky.
‘We are waiting for the counter analysis and until then we can’t say anything,’ Pogba’s representative Rafael Pimenta said in a statement to Sky Sports News.