UEFA has opened an investigation into Italian soccer giants Juventus amid allegations of false accounting.
The probe will look at whether or not the membership breached licensing and monetary truthful play laws, European soccer’s governing physique mentioned in an announcement.
The case includes participant contracts, transfers, and agent dealings between 2018 and 2020.
Prosecutors are additionally claiming that Juventus’ gamers didn’t, as agreed, cut back their salaries for 4 months in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Thursday, the Turin prosecutor’s workplace requested indictments for ex-Juventus president Andrea Agnelli, 10 different former board members, and the membership itself.
Former vp and Czech soccer legend Pavel Nedved — who left the membership on Monday when Agnelli and your entire board of administrators resigned over accounting points – is also charged.
UEFA mentioned the investigation will concentrate on “the alleged monetary violations that have been lately made public” by prosecutors and Italy’s market authority (CONSOB).
Juventus has denied wrongdoing and says its accounting was achieved “on the premise of a strong set of opinions by main authorized and accounting professionals”.
“Juventus stays satisfied that it has all the time acted accurately and intends to say its causes and defend its company, financial, and sporting pursuits in all boards,” a assertion learn.
Italian authorities are set to announce subsequent week if the case will go to trial.
Final season, below Agnelli, Juventus declared a report lack of €254.3m.