- MATHIAS BLACKMAIL LINKED TO HIS CHARITY PROJECTS
- POGBA AGENT RAFAELA PIMENTA MENTIONED IN ALLEGED EXPOSE
- KYLAN MBAPPE MENTIONED AS WELL
Paul Pogba says he has been the target of blackmail ,extortion and threats from an organized gang. The Juventus and France midfielder issued a statement through his lawyers on Sunday saying the matter had been reported to the authorities and indeed French police have opened an investigation.
Earlier, Pogba’s brother Mathias posted videos online promising to publish “great revelations” about the player. Mathias Pogba hinted that the information was likely to be “explosive”, without giving further details. Pogba’s camp says that his brother’s revelations are in addition to threats and extortion attempts by an organized gang against Paul Pogba. “The competent bodies in Italy and France were informed a month ago and there will be no further comments in relation to the ongoing investigation.”
A World Cup winner with France in 2018, Pogba moved to Juventus on a free transfer this summer after leaving Manchester United. In his videos, Matthias Pogba said the “whole world, as well as my brother’s fans, and even more so the French team and Juventus, my brother’s team-mates and his sponsors deserve to know certain things”.
He said the revelations would also involve Pogba’s agent, Rafaela Pimenta. Pogba has often been regarded as one of the best midfielders in his era despite many people agreeing he has repeatedly failed to live to his full potential. He has often come out as an easy-go character with his celebration styles wowing fans.
WORLD CUP WINNER
Paul Pogba played a huge part in France’s run to the 2018 World Cup triumph in Russia. He is currently sidelined with an injury after rejoining Juventus from Manchester United. But if the Mathias video is anything to go by, then the world could hear of a different Pogba. Pogba, who returned to Juventus after the expiry of his Manchester United contract, is known for his grand hairstyles that he usually changes often.
French media has provided new revelations from police sources this Sunday night in the extraordinary developing story involving France World Cup winner and Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, who has notably informed police investigators that his brother, Mathias, has been part of a concerted effort to blackmail him for €13m.
The matter came to light through the publication of a video on social media by Mathias Pogba, who claimed he was about the expose major revelations about his brother, Kylian Mbappé and Rafaela Pimenta. It has since been confirmed that French authorities have launched an investigation into the possible “attempted blackmail by an organized gang.” Pogba’s brother Mathis then took to social media to claim that the media was attempting to spin things and that his brother has lied to Italian authorities.
But French media has now procured details relating to the French investigation – and they are jaw-dropping. During various interviews with the authorities, Paul Pogba is understood to have said that he was trapped by childhood friends and two hooded men armed with assault rifles during an incident in Paris. A gang that demanded €13m from him, of which his brother Mathias Pogba would be a part.
The 2018 world champion claims to be the victim of threats and attempted extortion from his older brother and childhood friends. Paul Pogba has confided to Organized Crime division investigators that he was temporarily trapped by childhood friends and two hooded men armed with assault rifles. According to him, the gang demanded €13m from him and has intimidated him several times since, including at the Juventus training facility in Turin, where he told the police that he recognized his brother Mathias Pogba among the suspects.
Between March 25th and 29th, when the French national team hosted Côte d’Ivoire and South Africa in friendly matches, Paul Pogba took the opportunity to visit his family in Lagny-sur-Marne. Friends are then alleged to have dragged him to an apartment in Paris, where they blamed him for not helping them financially since he became a professional player. Among them, two armed men demanded €13m for “services rendered,” claiming that they had protected him discreetly for 13 years.
The 2018 world champion assured investigators that he had seen his blackmailers several times, notably in April in Manchester, then in July at the Juventus training ground in Turin. It was in Turin that he recognized his brother Mathias, with whom he has a difficult relationship, among the people he accuses of intimidating him. After this episode, Pogba approached his club’s lawyers who decided to notify the police.
BLACK MAGIC CLAIMS
During his police interviews, the Juventus player explained to investigators from the Central Directorate of the Judicial Police that he had always been close to his childhood friends and that he had never hesitated to help them financially when they were in the need, until last January, when he kicked a friend out of his house who he was hosting in Manchester. He had done so because he had realized that his friend had used his credit card to steal €200,000 from him.
Investigators, according the media outlet, understand France team compatriot Kylian Mbappé to be linked to the affair only through Paul Pogba mentioning the fact that the blackmail plot was aimed at discrediting him and thus put further pressure on him to pay up by spreading false messages including that he would have asked a powerful witch doctor from inside his family circle to cast a spell on Kylian Mbappé, which the player denied to be true.
The fact that a blood relative is involved in the Pogba saga has raised eyebrows in what seemingly appears to be pure blackmail as Mathias has complained before, that Paul ceased to contribute to his charity projects. A similar black magic claim was mentioned sometime back, this time involving Togolese football star Emmanuel Adebayor in yet another family feud. Adebayor plied his trade in Europe having stints with AS Monaco, Arsenal , Manchester City, Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur among others.