The Italian anti-doping prosecutor’s office has finalized its investigation into Paul Pogba’s doping case, recommending a substantial four-year ban for the Juventus star.
This comes after Pogba failed a doping test following Juventus’s 3-0 triumph against Udinese in Serie A in late August.
The tests, including a secondary counter-analysis, detected DHEA, a substance banned under Serie A regulations, in Pogba’s system.
If no plea agreement is reached, Pogba could face the maximum sentence of a four-year suspension from professional football.
Several reports suggest that Pogba is likely to stand trial before the national anti-doping tribunal. This news marks a critical juncture for Pogba, who rejoined Juventus after his stint with Manchester United.
The decision of the tribunal will be crucial in determining the French midfielder’s future in the sport.