Italian police raid Juventus club offices amid investigation into transfer transactions from Italian giants
Italian police raid Juventus club offices amid investigation into Italian giants transfer deals with Andrea Agnelli, Pavel Nedved and Spurs chief Fabio Paratici under investigation
- Italian police raided Juventus offices during financial investigation
- Authorities took documentation on transfers, invoices and finance
- Andrea Agnelli, Pavel Nedved and Fabio Paratici are under investigation
- Italian media claim transfers involving Cancelo and Danilo are under investigation
Juventus club offices were raided on Friday by Italian police as part of an investigation into the old lady’s transfer transactions.
Italian authorities have taken transfer documents, invoices and financial statements from Juventus’ offices in Turin and Milan as they examine the club’s profits from transfers and brokerage fees between 2019 and 2021.
Six officials of the Italian club are under investigation, as well as Juventus itself. Those officials include club president Andrea Agnelli and vice president Pavel Nedved.
Italian police raided Juventus offices during an investigation into their transfer transactions
Fabio Paratici, who was Juve’s sporting director before taking on a similar role at Tottenham Hotspur last summer, is also under investigation.
An investigation by Italian football watchdog COVISOC and financial regulator Consob has already been opened. Reports suggest police are investigating a €50 million (£42 million) profit acquired over a 24-month period.
A statement from the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Turin said: ‘Since this afternoon, soldiers of the Guardia di Finanza have been conducting local searches in the offices of Juventus Football Club Spa in Turin and Milan on behalf of this Public Prosecutor.
Pavel Nedved (R), Andrea Agnelli (C) and Fabio Paratici (L) are under investigation
Italian reports suggest 42 transfers – including those involving Arthur (L) and Joao Cancelo (R) are under investigation
“The financiers of the Economic-Financial Police Unit of Turin, delegated to the investigations, were instructed to find documentation and other useful elements related to the financial statements of the company approved in the years 2019 to 2021, with reference to both the purchase and sale of rights to the sports performances of the players and the regular preparation of annual accounts.
“Currently, the activities are focused on detecting the crime of false communications from listed companies and issuing invoices for non-existent transactions to top management and managers of the business, financial and sports management areas.
“In consideration there are various transfer operations of professional players and the services provided by some agents involved with the relative intermediaries.”
Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport claims that 42 transfers – including transfers involving Joao Cancelo, Arthur, Danilo and Miralem Pjanic – are under investigation by authorities.