PAUL POGBA’s agent has broken her silence on the Juventus midfielder’s failed drug test.
The former Manchester United star was provisionally suspended by anti-doping officials after they found traces of testosterone in his body.
Pogba has three days to respond to the test.
Meanwhile, his agent Rafaela Pimenta has issued a statement on the situation.
She said: “We are waiting for the counter-analysis and can’t say anything until then.”
“What is certain is that Paul Pogba never wanted to break the rules.”
The banned substance was allegedly found on the 30-year-old after Juventus’ first game of the season against Udinese.
If Pogba is found guilty of breaching the rules, he could reportedly face a ban of up to four years.
The duration of the ban depends on whether there is evidence that he took the substance intentionally.
Testosterone is a hormone that makes bones harder, increases muscle mass, and therefore makes you stronger.
It is also known to increase hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen to working muscles.
And it can help people recover from injuries.
Testosterone is found in various over-the-counter products in pharmacies and occurs naturally in men.
Tests on athletes look for unnatural forms of testosterone in the human body.
Pogba joined Juventus on a free transfer last summer after his contract with Man Utd expired.
Injuries meant he only made 10 appearances last season and coach Max Allegri revealed the 2018 World Cup winner had another problem just three games into the new campaign.
Pogba also admitted he considered retiring from football after his friends made him the target of an £11million blackmail.