It was revealed that Paul Pogba, a midfielder for Juventus, failed a drugs test after his B sample tested positive.
Pogba, who is 30, was temporarily suspended last month after a test showed that he had high amounts of testosterone in his body.
The France player was picked at random for testing after Juve’s 3-0 win at Udinese on August 20, when he had come on as a substitute but did not play.
They could ban him for two to four years if they find out he did drugs.
Nado Italia said Pogba had broken anti-doping rules when they found the banned drug, which was “non-endogenous testosterone metabolites,” and the results were “consistent with the exogenous origin of the target compounds.”
Testosterone is a hormone that helps players last longer.
Rafaela Pimenta, Pogba’s agent, said at the time of the first ban, “What is certain is that Paul Pogba never wanted to break a rule.”
Pogba played for Manchester United until the end of his contract and became a free agent. In July 2022, Juventus signed him back on a four-year deal.
Unfortunately, Pogba has been hurt a lot since his return to Turin. He also missed last year’s World Cup in Qatar because of these problems.
In games this season with Bologna and Empoli, Pogba has come on as a replacement twice and played for 51 minutes.
He played 108 minutes in six Serie A games, three short games in the Europa League and set up one goal, and 11 minutes in the Coppa Italia last season, for a total of 162 minutes and no goals.
Lately, Pogba’s injury problems came back. Juventus manager Massimo Allegri said the player got a small back problem after playing against Empoli.