French authorities have launched a police investigation into Paul Pogba’s allegations that he was defrauded by an organized gang. France Media Agency (AFP).
The news comes after one of Pogba’s brothers, Mathias Pogba, posted a video on Instagram threatening to make ‘big revelations’ about the Juventus star and his agent Rafael Pimenta.
The Paris prosecutor’s office confirmed Associated Press An investigation into attempted organized extortion began on Monday this month. For him Associated Press Paul Pogba has told police that a group of childhood friends tried to bully him and demanded €13 million from him after he claimed he had not supported them since becoming a world star. According to the report, Mathias Pogba was with the team when they met at Juventus’ training ground this year.
AFP also reported that Pogba had been asked for a large sum of money to prevent the incriminating videos from being published.
“They add to the threats and extortion attempts of an organized gang against Paul Pogba,” reports AFP in a statement signed by Pogba’s lawyers Pimenta and Pogba’s mother. “The competent authorities in Italy and France were notified a month ago and will have no further comment on the ongoing investigation. »
Mathias Pogba, who last played in the spring with French fourth-division side ASM Belfort, said in a video over the weekend, “My brother’s supporters all over the world and more so the France team and Juventus, my brother’s teammates. Their sponsors deserve to know something.
Paul Pogba, who won the World Cup with France in 2018, has his chances at the 2022 World Cup in doubt after suffering a knee injury in the summer. The 29-year-old joined Juventus on a free transfer from Manchester United last month.
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