Details continue to emerge about the controversy surrounding the Pogba family. It has now been revealed what Paul Pogba said to those trying to extort money from him.
His brother Mathias has been arrested and remanded in custody for the alleged acts towards the Juventus player.
Le Monde points to a statement made by Paul Pogba in August. The footballer detailed what happened on the night of March 19, while he was training with the French national team in Clairefontaine.
After a day off, the player was preparing to return around midnight when friends took him to a flat in Chanteloup-en-Brie. He remained there until 04:00, with his mobile phone switched off and confiscated.
Two hooded men, wearing bullet-proof waistcoats and heavily armed, pointed their guns at the footballer.
“I was scared,” he recalled. “Both guys pointed their guns at me. Suddenly, being singled out like that under threat, I told them I was going to pay.
“They were shouting: ‘Shut up, look down,'” Pogba told investigators in the case. At that point a payment of 13 million euros, three of them in cash, was demanded as a protection payment.
“One of the two hooded men spoke into Roushdane’s ear. When the hooded men left, Roushdane told me that I had to pay them, otherwise we were all in danger,” says the Frenchman.
It is explained to the Juventus player that this is ‘normal’ with famous football players. Pogba ended up making the payment, although the suspicions of his bank prevented the blackmailers from being paid.