Paul Pogba, a celebrated footballer, faces an uncertain future after his backup sample tested positive for testosterone.
Fabrizio Romano, a football analyst, expressed his distress over the situation, given Pogba’s potential as a Ballon d’Or contender.
Before joining Manchester United, Pogba showcased unparalleled prowess with Juventus and the French national team, earning him the label of “world-class”.
However, his tenure at Old Trafford marked the beginning of a series of unfortunate events, including injuries and a deteriorating relationship with Jose Mourinho, which collectively impacted his career trajectory.
Although Pogba remains a prominent name in the sport, his reputation as a game-changing player has faded.
Romano, in his exclusive column for Daily Briefing, said, “I genuinely pity Paul Pogba. He was a remarkable talent at Juventus, having transferred from Manchester United for free.
He had Ballon d’Or-winning potential. Unfortunately, external factors in football, including injuries, took a toll on stars like Pogba. It’s tragic given his sheer talent.”
The football world awaits the decision on Pogba’s suspension duration. Initial speculations suggest a two-year ban, but if intentional doping is proven, it could extend to four years.
Given this, elite clubs might hesitate to recruit him once he’s eligible to play again.
If the speculated two-year ban materializes, Pogba would be 32 upon his return, requiring additional time to regain his match fitness.
Regardless of how one perceives this situation, Romano underscores the undeniable loss for football due to the sidelining of a player of Pogba’s caliber.