Paul Pogba says he is the target of extortion by an organized gang
Juventus and France midfielder Paul Pogba revealed on Sunday he was being threatened and targeted for extortion by gangsters after his brother Mathias posted a bizarre video online promising ‘big reveals’ about the winner of the 2018 World Cup.
Pogba told police he was framed by childhood friends and two hooded men with assault rifles, who demanded 13 million euros from him.
According to the reports, the French authorities are investigating a case of ‘extortion attempt in an organized gang’ concerning Paul Pogba.
Paul Pogba, who left Manchester United in the summer and joined Juventus on a free transfer, said. he was the target of extortion and threats from an organized gang.
A statement signed by his lawyers, his mother Yeo Moriba and current agent Rafaela Pimenta specifies that the videos published on Saturday evening “are unfortunately not a surprise”.
“They are in addition to threats and extortion attempts by an organized gang against Paul Pogba,” the statement read.
“The competent bodies in Italy and France were informed a month ago and there will be no further comments regarding the ongoing investigation.”
Mathias Pogba posted a video on Instagram on Sunday in which he speaks four languages (French, Spanish, English and Italian) and reads a pre-written message in which he promised to make “big revelations” about Paul Pogba and his agent and lawyer Rafaela Pimenta, as well as Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe.
In his videos, Matthias Pogba said that “the whole world, as well as my brother’s fans, and more so the France team and Juventus, my brother’s teammates and his sponsors deserve to know certain things”.
He said the revelations would also implicate Pogba’s agent Rafaela Pimenta.
After leaving Belfort in the French fourth division in April, Mathias Pogba, 32, is a free agent.