Juventus is “convinced to be able to shed all the light“on the disputed accounting aspects of certain recent transfers, examined by the courts, assured Tuesday John Elkann, the boss of the holding holding the most successful of 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.
At the end of last week, the financial brigade of Italian police raided Juventus offices, as part of an investigation into recent transfers of players that could have given rise to the publication of false amounts in the club’s balance sheets, 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, gone this summer to Manchester United, is also examined, according to the Gazzetta dello Sport.
Six leaders of the Turin club are in the sights of the financial brigade, according to media. The club confirmed that the president was among them. Andrea Agnelli, the vice-president and former Czech player Pavel Nedved, as well as the former sports 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.