Juventus are in the sights of the Italian justice system, which has ordered several new searches of the offices of the Serie A club as part of an investigation into the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United.
Juventus’ disputes with the law continue. The survey covers player movements over the past three seasons, and how the annual financial results have been presented, between 2019 and 2021.
In a statement released on Thursday, the Old Lady said Italian prosecutors had ordered a new search of her offices as part of an investigation into the Serie A club’s financial accounts and that they were also reviewing the terms of the sale of their former star player, Cristiano Ronaldo.
“The Company also announces that today it has received notification of a new search and seizure decree relating to the ongoing investigations by the Public Prosecutor’s Office at the Turin Court against the Company as well as some of its current representatives (Andrea Agnelli, Pavel Nedved , Stefano Cerrato and Cesare Gabasio) and forwarded the facts and hypotheses of the crime referred to in the press release issued on November 27, 2021 as well as on the “Final transfers” section of the financial statements as of June 30, 2021 in relation to the economic values of the sale of the player Dos Santos Aveiro Cristiano Ronaldo “, can we read on the note.
According to Goal Italy, Italian justice suspects Juve of having provided false documents concerning several operations, including the transfer of the 36-year-old striker.
On November 27, the financial brigade of the Italian police had already raided the offices of Juventus. Last month, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) launched its own investigation into a series of questionable transfers, most of those moves involving Juventus.
Some would have given rise to an artificial increase in the value of players, for accounting reasons, or to exchanges of players to help balance the accounts.