Juventus have confirmed their decision regarding star midfielder Paul Pogba, who suffered a new injury while practicing free kicks at training.
After sitting out for seven months following his free-agent return to the team at the start of the season, the Frenchman finally played again for the Bianconeri late in February.
However, after only two appearances, the 30-year-old sustained yet another setback when he tweaked a muscle while attempting to score on the training ground.
Rumours floating around say that Massimiliano Allegri’s displeasure with the french-man has grown since his latest injury, and that the club may act by terminating his contract.
To add to his fitness issues in Italy, Pogba’s off-field issues have added to the Italian giants’ frustration in trying to get him back to the player he was a few years ago.
The midfielder reportedly declined to have knee surgery last year when Juventus requested it, only for his recovery time to be prolonged once it became clear he would not be able to travel to the World Cup in Qatar with France.
Within a week of rejoining the team, Pogba’s rhythm was ruined by his poor timekeeping, and Allegri punished him before their round of 16 UEFA Europa League match against Freiburg.
“We are not going to get rid of Paul Pogba, all these stories are absolutely fake,” said Francesco Calvo in response to rumours the club could be open to letting the player leave.
“Juventus is a family, we see Paul doing his best to return as soon as possible — we really trust Pogba, that’s why we signed a four year deal.”