Juventus are mourning starlet Bryan Dodien after he died from cancer, two years after
Paul Pogba praised his brave fight and Under-15s debut. Bryan was diagnosed with
the illness aged 12 back in 2015.
On Saturday it was announced in multiple reports in Italy that the youth-team player
has passed away.
Manchester United superstar Pogba dedicated a goal to Bryan after netting in a Turin
derby for Juventus in 2015. The French World Cup winner showed a shirt saying:
“Bryan I am with you.” The following year Pogba invited the youngster into the Juve
dressing room as they celebrated clinching another Serie A title with a 5-0 defeat of
Juventus re-registered him a month later and Pogba congratulated his fellow midfield
performer in 2019 on joining the U15s.
The 28-year-old posted a very upbeat clip, recalling Bryan’s journey.
The pair posed for photos, in which their bond and smiles now seem to say so much
about life and appreciating what we have.
At that stage, Bryan was in the middle of three years of treatment and was given the
all-clear just before Christmas 2018.