Serie A giants Juventus are set to be investigated over the sale of Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United as part of a false accounting case, according to Goal. Juventus agreed on a €14 million offer from Manchester United to secure the services of Cristiano Ronaldo. The deal also includes a further €8 million in various bonuses.
The Old Lady are now presented with a search and seizure order as Italian authorities look into the accounting and booking keeping of the club. Juventus are currently under investigation for alleged false accounting. It is worth noting that the club’s offices in Turin and Milan were raided last week. Authorities took the financial statements and player contracts as part of the investigation.
Various top officials at Juventus are under investigation, including club chairman Andrea Agnelli and vice-chair Pavel Nedved. Cristiano Ronaldo’s transfer to Manchester United had already caught attention after Juventus recorded a €14 million capital loss in the deal. Goal also reports that Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes could be questioned as part of the investigation.
Juventus’ official statement regarding the same reads as follows:
“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.”AdvertisementAdvertisement
Juventus have also come out and said they will fully cooperate with the Italian authorities during the course of the ongoing investigation.