Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has been ruled out of action for two months after injuring his hamstring in the Champions League round of 16 tie against Borussia Dortmund.
Pogba limped off in the first half of the game which Juventus eventually won 3-0 thanks to a brace from Carlos Tevez and an Alvaro Morata strike.
The injury means Pogba will miss the quarter-finals of Europe’s elite competition. It is unlikely his absence will affect things at the top of Serie A as Juventus are currently 14 points clear at the summit.
After the game, Juventus revealed that the former Manchester United midfielder will be sidelined for up to 50 days.
An official statement on Pogba read: “Paul Pogba this afternoon underwent an MRI scan after coming off midway through the first half of last night’s Champions League match with Borussia Dortmund in Germany.
“The scan revealed a grade two myotendinous junction tear of his biceps femoris. He is expected to return to competitive action within the next 50 days.”
Pogba’s spell away from the pitch will give him plenty of time to negotiate a transfer away from Juventus in the summer, with Real Madrid, Man United, Chelsea and Manchester City all reportedly keen on securing his services.
The Frenchman’s agent, Rino Maiola, has been very vocal on the matter and has said on a number of occasions that Pogba could well leave the Italian giants. He would not be cheap, with figures upwards of £80m being quoted in various reports.