French player Paul Pogba is facing a difficult period after agreeing with Juventus today to undergo surgery to get rid of knee problems that may threaten his participation in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, and this comes days after a crisis triggered by his brother Matthias.
According to press reports, Pogba, 29, suffered a setback today during the training of the Juventus club, which is preparing to face Paris Saint-Germain in the opening of the two teams’ campaign in the Champions League tomorrow, Tuesday.
Pogba was injured at the knee level during the pre-season period with Juventus, and preferred not to undergo surgery and undergo extensive treatment to return quickly to the stadiums, but with his return to Juventus training, he suffered a setback that made the surgery inevitable.
The player – returning to Juventus after an experience with Manchester United – will undergo meniscus surgery in his right knee, a surgery that may keep him out of action for a period of up to two months, which complicates his chances of participating with the French national team in the World Cup, which begins on November 20. Next second.
This bad news comes to Pogba to compound the problems of the player, who issued a statement last Sunday in which he said that he had fallen victim to extortion attempts by an organized gang, and that the authorities in Italy and France were investigating the matter.
The French prosecutor announced the opening of a judicial investigation into Pogba’s allegations, which include “extortion by an armed gang, kidnapping and participation in the preparation of criminal activities.”
Judicial sources stated that Pogba had been the target of extortion by childhood friends since last March, and that he had paid 100,000 euros to that group last spring.
Matthias Pogba had broadcast a video clip on social media, and promised to reveal “big things” about his brother Paul. In the video clip, which was published in 4 languages (French, Italian, English and Spanish), Matias – a professional footballer – announced that what he would reveal related to matters about his brother Paul Pogba and his agent Rafaela Pimenta, who recently took over the leadership of the company that was run by the famous business agent Mino Raiola. Died a few weeks ago.
Matthias said that “the whole world” like his club Juventus and “sponsors” deserve to know certain things in order to get the full truth before deciding “whether (Paul Pogba) really deserves admiration, respect and prestige with the France national team and whether he is a reliable person.” .
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