Kylian Mbappe dismissed rumors that his relationship with Paul Pogba would be jeopardized after his name surfaced in a blackmail scandal involving his France national teammate.
Pogba claimed that he is the target of an elaborate blackmail scheme worth millions of euros that accuses him of asking a witch doctor to curse Mbappe.
The allegation linking Paul with a witch doctor was made public by Mathias, the older brother of the footballer. Paul Pogba has refuted the allegation. Note that the French footballer left Manchester United during the last offseason to join his old team Juventus.
Before Tuesday’s Champions League match between PSG and Pogba’s Juventus in Paris, Mbappe addressed the media during the game’s post-match press conference.
When asked if there might be an issue with Pogba, the PSG talisman, Mbappe responded, “No because today as things stand I prefer to believe what my teammate says.”
“He called me and gave me his version of events”, Mbappe added. “His word is in opposition to that of his brother. I am going to trust my teammate.
“I think it’s in the interests of the national team as well with a big tournament coming up.”
“He currently faces several issues, and adding to them at this time would be inappropriate. We’ll see what happens, but I’m not very invested in it.”
Recently, a criminal investigation into the incident was opened in France. Based on the results of a preliminary investigation conducted last month, it would look into allegations of blackmail by an armed gang involved in kidnapping and criminal conspiracy. The police reportedly say the members involved in the gang are yet to be identified.
Pogba will have to fight to be healthy enough to defend the World Cup crown for France in Qatar beginning in November after being sidelined for Juve’s match against PSG on Tuesday. He has a knee ailment and is now recovering.
What Did Mathias Pogba Say About Kylian Mbappe
A few days ago, Mathias, the Juventus player’s brother, said that Paul had employed a Muslim rabbi in an effort to harm Kylian Mbappe via witchcraft.
Clearly, that charge made headlines, and Mbappe is perplexed and eager for clarification.
Although the PSG star hasn’t issued a public remark, French media reports that he has.
According to RTL and M6, Mbappe has expressed interest in the situation and gotten in touch with the Pogba brothers to hear their side of the story.
Mbappe and his legal team are keeping a distance while watching the case’s progression since they don’t want to interfere with the authorities as they do their investigation.
What happened between Paul Pogba and his brother?
Pogba is presently out due to an injury, but he hopes to recover in time to be included in France’s World Cup roster in 2022.
On August 28, Mathias Pogba made an unexpected revelation in a social media video that was posted in four different languages.
For Paul Pogba’s devoted supporters to “decide, knowingly, if he really deserves the admiration, respect, and love of the public, if he deserves his place in the France team if he deserves to start at Juventus if he is a trustworthy person,” it promised “explosive revelations” about the star player for Juventus.
In addition to promising to reveal information regarding lawyer Rafaela Pimenta, who has been tasked with managing Paul Pogba’s career in the wake of the death of Italian agent Mino Raiola, Mathias, who has five international caps for Guinea, was most recently on the books of French side Belfort.
Unintentionally added to the scandal was Kylian Mbappe, a Paris Saint-Germain forward and Pogba’s international teammate, who was said to have been the target of a purported “witchcraft” request.