Juventus Suspended Pogba Without Pay Pogba

Juventus have reportedly frozen Paul Pogba’s salary and will save circa €30m if the Frenchman is found guilty of doping, leading the club to terminate his contract.

Pogba was precautionary suspended on Monday having failed a doping test on August 20 after Udinese-Juventus, a Serie A match he entirely spent on the bench.

According to yesterday’s printed edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport (page 12), Juventus have already frozen the midfielder’s salary as, due to his suspension, he can’t train with the rest of the team.

The 5.5 article of the Collective Agreement with the Italian Association of Footballers, allows clubs to stop salary payments if a footballer is suspended, even precautionary, following a failed doping test.

As per Repubblica, however, the Collective Agreement states that suspended players must receive the minimum wage of €42,177 gross per year, circa €2,000 per month.

There could be harsher consequences for Pogba as Juventus could terminate his €8m-a-year contract if the counter-analysis comes back positive and if a sports court finds the Frenchman guilty.

As reported by Gazzetta, Pogba only played 213 minutes since his return to Turin in 2022, so Juventus have paid him €40,000 net for every minute he’s played since his comeback from Manchester United.

If Juventus terminate his contract, they will save circa €30m gross. Pogba’s current deal at the Allianz Stadium expires in June 2026.

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