Footballing superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract at former club, Juventus is reportedly under investigation as it is being scrutinized by the Italian Guardia Di Finanza – though the player himself is not under any investigation by the authorities.
The Italian Financial Police arrived at Juventus’ headquarters at Continassa, confiscating documents regarding transfers worth over €50m between 2019 and 2020, with the Turin Public Prosecutor’s Office opening a dossier after CONSOB and COVISOC investigations into the capital gains cases in Serie A.
Juventus president, Andrea Agnelli, along with vice-president Pavel Nedved and other current and former club directors including Fabio Paratici, now at Tottenham Hotspur are understood to be under investigation.
Ronaldo shocked the footballing world when he left Real Madrid for the Bianconeri in the summer of 2018, signing a four-year deal with the club said to be worth €31million-per-season. The five-time Ballon d’Or award winner was among the players who agreed for a wage reduction during the peak of the COVID pandemic in March 2020, thus helping the club save €90m.
As per Football Italia, the magistrates told investigators to check ‘documents and private scriptures’ related to Ronaldo’s Juventus contract and arrears. It will be interesting to see what the investigation unearths considering that the player is no more at the club, having left the Bianconeri for Manchester United in the summer.