They reveal the ‘secret letter’ of Cristiano and Juve: it was price 20 million
New particulars arrive within the investigation of the Turin Prosecutor’s Workplace on the Juventus accounts. A number of Italian media (together with ‘Corriere della Sera’ and ‘Gazzetta dello Sport’) reported that, Among the many paperwork discovered by the Guardia di Finanza, Cristiano’s well-known “secret letter” additionally appeared, which was price 19.970 million euros for the Juventus stability. That determine is strictly 4 months’ wage for the Portugueseimportant for membership accounts. Its significance is underlined by Federico Cherubini and Cesare Gabasio, the Bianconeri sports activities director and authorized chief, who spoke of the doc in an intercepted dialog: “In the event that they discover him, they seize us by the neck.”
What occurred refers back to the actions on the salaries of the gamers in the course of the first wave of covid, in 2020. Juve closed an settlement (communicated to Lega Serie A) with 17 footballers, chopping 4 months and thus saving 62 million in complete. However, the investigators present in exterior places of work paperwork by which Juve assured the cost of the identical (additionally within the occasion of a switch to a different group, as occurred to Cristiano), thus nullifying the constructive impact of the reduce on the accounts. It might be, for the prosecutors, a debt that may have needed to be current within the stability: If Juve had agreed to pay, they need to have knowledgeable their shareholders extra clearly and included these bills of their accounts. The membership, with an announcement from its legal professionals, reiterated its place and claimed to have moved appropriately: “We respect the legal guidelines and rules on monetary relations.” The CEO Arrivabene, for his half, was blunt at Sportmediaset: “We respect everybody, however we wish them to respect us. In Italy, judgments are made first within the media…”.
One other matter of the investigation is the alleged fictitious capital positive aspects obtained with 21 operations within the switch market between 2018 and 2021by which the worth of the gamers would have been modified to “make up the balances”. The 16 investigated (amongst them, the president Agnelli, the CEO Arrivabene and Juve itself) are accused of accounting fraud, manipulation of securities and false invoicing for non-existent operations.