Juventus are part of a major investigation for the sale of the Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United.
Juventus have released a statement saying that the sale of Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United during the summer has been deemed fit for investigation.
Bianconeri have received a note confirming that the business transactions at the Allianz Stadium will be thoroughly searched. Moreover, anything found under suspicion can and will be seized by the Italian authorities.
In fact, some of the top members of the club are also part of this case, including chairman Andrea Agnelli and vice-chairman Pavel Nedved. Juve have found themselves in a familiar situation after 15 years since the Calciopoli scandal.
An official statement for Juventus reads: “The club announce they have received the notification of a new search. And seizure order relating to the ongoing investigations by the Public Prosecutor at the Court of Turin against the club. And some of its current (Andrea Agnelli, Pavel Nedved, Stefano Cerrato and Cesare Gabasio) and previous representatives.”
There are no new allegations yet, however, part of the scrutiny includes the Portuguese star’s deal with the Premier League giants. The club confirmed saying: “…permanent sales on the balance sheet as of 30, June 2021, relating to the economic values of the sale of the player Dos Santos Aveiro Cristiano Ronaldo.”
The announcement further added: “As already disclosed, the Company is cooperating with the investigators. And with Consob and trusts to clarify any aspect of interest to it as it believes to have acted in compliance with the laws and regulations governing the preparation of financial reports, in accordance with accounting principles and in line with the international practice in the football industry and market conditions.”
In August 2021, Juve and Manchester United agreed upon a €14 million deal with a further €8 million in bonuses. Although, questions have been asked as the club registered a loss of €14 million from Ronaldo’s transfer to England.
The Turin club has been abiding by the laws for the investigation and remain firm as if nothing has gone wrong. But, many members are already called in for inquiry including Maurizio Arrivabene and Giovanni Manna, the director of Juve’s U23 team.
Shockingly, Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, will also be added to the list of people being inspected, as he has been an integral part of the Portugal star’s switch to the Red Devils.