Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo will be ‘face-to-face’ with investigators over an alleged secret agreement’ he signed with Juventus.
A rumored incident that saw Cristiano Ronaldo face questions, is reported to have led to him being placed under investigation ‘secret agreement’Between the Portuguese star and Juventus
Andrea Agnelli, Pavel Nedved, Fabio Paratici and other Juve directors past and present are under investigation for alleged irregularities in the club’s accounting.
Ronaldo of Man United is not under investigation, but authorities want to know more about an alleged deal between Ronaldo and the Italian team.
The investigation into 42 Juventus transfers is ongoing. Authorities also investigate 62 deals involving Italian clubs.
Italian football watchdog COVISOC has submitted a report to the FIGC. It focuses mainly on multiple exchange deals between clubs as well as capital gains due to possible inflated valuations.
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The report details 62 transfers between 2019-2021. A special focus is given to the exchange deals between clubs that were recorded in profits.
The recording of capital gains from player swaps is a legitimate accounting practice and it now must be decided by FIFC prosecutor Guseppi Chine as to whether the probe goes further and acts upon the watchdog’s report.
An Italian media outlet reports on the report La Gazzetta dello Sport on Thursday has detailed that the Turin Public Prosecutor’s Office is looking into a case concerning Ronaldo and a ‘secret’With the Old Lady, we are in agreement
As stated by Football ItaliaPhone taps are highlighted in the following: ‘famous document that should not have theoretically existed’However, this document was not discovered.
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There is no allegation of wrongdoing against Ronaldo, who, alongside his Juve teammates – agreed to forfeit a significant segment of their salary between March and June 2020, the height of the Covid pandemic.
It is unclear how players were later renumerated for this gesture – with the report suggesting it may have been used as severance pay when Ronaldo returned to United this summer – as it was allegedly not communicated to the relevant authorities.
In October, Italian media outlet Il Tempo outlined the 62 deals being investigated by authorities and the valuations recorded, with the biggest case being Juve’s swap deal with Man City in August 2019 which saw Joao Cancelo move to the English club with Danilo going the other way.
Another swap deal between Juve and City is under investigation – the one that saw Spain youth international striker Pablo Moreno going to City with Portuguese player Felix Correia going the other way, with the deals valued at €10million and €10.5million respectively.
The other big-money operation listed was the deal that took Bosnian midfielder Miralem Pjanic – currently on loan at Besiktas – from Juve to Barcelona in 2020, with Arthur Melo moving in the opposite direction.
Ronaldo scored 101 goals during a three season spell in Turin. His transfers were not included in the investigation. Although the latest developments suggest that he may be asked about his alleged agreement to the club, they are not.