Juventus is » convinced of being able to shed all the light ”on the disputed accounting aspects of certain recent transfers “, Examined by justice, assured Tuesday John Elkann, the boss of the holding company heading the most titled of the Italian football clubs.
« The club collaborates with the investigators and is convinced that it can shed light on the disputed aspects « Said the CEO of Exor, according to comments reported by Italian media. “In the course of a club, there are difficult moments and the important thing is to face them. I’m sure Juventus’ future will be as great as their past », Added the manager of the Agnelli family holding company.
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At the end of last week, the financial brigade of the Italian police force raided the offices of Juventus, as part of an investigation into recent transfers of players which could have given rise to the publication of false amounts in the balance sheets of the club , according to a judicial source. The survey covers player movements over the past three seasons, and how the annual financial results have been presented, between 2019 and 2021.
According to the media, investigators are interested in a total of 282 million euros in capital gains declared by the club. But these investigations do not only concern Juventus: around sixty transfers in all would be examined, of which forty relate to the club with 36 Italian league titles. The payment of certain salary arrears of Cristiano Ronaldo, who left for Manchester United this summer, is also being examined, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.
Six leaders of the Turin club are in the sights of the financial brigade, according to media. The club have confirmed that they are among them president Andrea Agnelli, vice-president and former Czech player Pavel Nedved, as well as former sporting director Fabio Paratici, who now works in England, at Tottenham. Last month, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) launched its own investigation into questionable transfers, which allegedly resulted in an artificial boost in the value of players, for accounting reasons.