Footballer Paul Pogba denounces “extortion attempts”, an open investigation

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World football champion Paul Pogba on Sunday denounced “threats” and “extortion attempts by an organized gang” to meet him, the day after the broadcast on social networks of a video where his older brother, Mathias Pogba , a promise of “big revelations” about his younger brother. An investigation was opened in France in early August, a source familiar with the matter told AFP.

The press release is signed by Paul Pogba’s lawyers and agent. The football world champion, star of the France team and Juventus Turin, denounces Sunday August 28 “threats” and “extortion attempts in an organized gang” to meet him – a case that is already of interest to justice , an investigation having been opened in France at the beginning of August, according to information from AFP.

The player reacted the day after the broadcast on social networks of a video where his older brother, Mathias Pogba, 32, promised “big revelations” about his younger brother, 29.

“Mathias Pogba’s recent statements on social networks are unfortunately not a surprise. They are in addition to threats and extortion attempts by an organized gang against Paul Pogba”, explained in a press release the lawyers of the French international environment. , Yeo Moriba (the mother of Mathias and Paul Pogba) and the player’s agent, Rafaela Pimenta.

“The competent authorities in Italy and France were seized a month ago and there will be no further comments in relation to the ongoing investigation”, they specify in this press release.

“All of this could be explosive”

An investigation was opened in France in early August and sent to the services of the Central Directorate of the Judicial Police (DCPJ), a source familiar with the matter told AFP.

In a video posted on social networks in four languages ​​(French, Italian, English and Spanish), Mathias Pogba, himself a professional footballer, announced on Saturday “great revelations about (s) his brother Paul Pogba and his agente Rafaela Pimenta”, who has just taken over the company of the recently deceased Mino Raiola.

Paul Pogba’s brother, facing the camera, affirms that “the whole world” like his club Juventus Turin and the “sponsors” “deserve to know certain things in order to decide in full knowledge of the facts whether he (Paul Pogba) really deserves admiration, respect, his place in the France team, if he is a trustworthy person”.

“All this risks being explosive”, ended there, without further details on the nature of its “revelations”.

According to two sources close to the Pogba family contacted by AFP, large sums of money are being demanded from Paul Pogba if he wants to avoid the dissemination of allegedly compromising videos.

The international, who returned to Juve this summer after six seasons at Manchester United, is currently sidelined recovering from a right knee injury. He is due to resume competition in mid-September.

With AFP


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