The Argentine wants damages and the lawyer has filed a request for compensation for the non-renewal. Meanwhile, in the hearing of the former secretary Lombardo there was talk of side letters and capital gains
It won’t be the 19.9 million that Cristiano Ronaldo must have, but it is money he is owed and Paulo Dybala wants it back. “I don’t remember when my last salary was paid, but I know very well that Juventus still owe me money.” Thus Paulo Dybala, heard in Rome for an hour and a quarter on February 21 as part of the Prisma investigation – which investigates the budgets of the Juventus club from 2019 to 2021 and for which 12 people have been asked to be indicted ( including former president Andrea Agnelli) plus the company — as a person informed about the facts, he made his debut with the officers of the Guardia di Finanza. According to the pool of magistrates coordinating the investigation (Mario Bendoni, Ciro Santoriello and the deputy Marco Gianoglio), Juventus would have rigged the accounts with fictitious capital gains and the two salary maneuvers, i.e. the deferment of players’ salaries during the Covid period .
In the case of Dybala we are talking about the second (2020-21 season) and the 3.7 million that he has not yet taken refer to the deferred monthly payments. “When we made the agreement for the salary shift, we knew that if I still had a contract, the back wages would be paid as an increase on the subsequent ones, if instead I left, they would have to pay me immediately. I know that in April 2023, Juventus have the last opportunity to pay those 3 million or so. Otherwise my lawyer will make requests in writing, even if I hope I won’t go that far. I want my money back but without filing any lawsuit, avoiding problems for me and Juventus.” In reality, the player’s lawyer, Luca Ferrari, heard in the prosecutor’s office in Turin last Tuesday, has already made a request for compensation via email (May 12) for the non-renewal of Dybala, previously deluded with a rich contract (8 million plus bonuses) and then downloaded. “I hadn’t asked for this – said the player – only the arrears”. From the investigation papers it would appear that the 3.7 million due to Dybala have been included in the 2021-22 budget as a risk fund, unlike the arrears of CR7 which instead would not appear in the budget. As for the Dybala card (the private agreement with which Juventus undertook to return the money in the event of a farewell as an incentive to leave), it was found together with the others, it is signed by Juve and the player but not deposited in the League (reason for which the Roma player could be disqualified by the federal prosecutor), while Ronaldo’s signature is missing from the Portuguese.
Juve side letter and banks
Side letters and contracts were also discussed in the hearing of Maurizio Lombardo, former secretary of Juventus now in Rome, heard on 17 February for almost 6 hours in Turin. The question of private repurchase agreements for some players, such as Mandragora, Orsolini and Cerri, was explored with him: secret agreements between clubs not registered in the League. “Because – explained the former secretary – otherwise the capital gain could not be recorded”. Documents collected in a folder that Lombardo always carried with him “even at home, because it could happen that they called me at any hour and wanted to understand what was written (Paratici also called at night)”. There were the side letters from Cagliari, Atalanta, Bologna, Sassuolo, Udinese and Sampdoria. “When I left, I handed everything over to Gabasio. With Marotta the negotiations were simpler, the one who starts creating problems is Cherubini who tries to create a space for himself. When they said: “One comes on a free transfer but we’ll give a million to an agent I said no and Marotta refused to sign. After him there was no longer a deal he held. Paratici began to make more and more risky ones. He had a desire for omnipotence, he wanted to buy players also through other teams to hinder the others. President Agnelli was very involved.” There is also talk of Stefano Campoccia from Udinese (one of the clubs that would have acted as a “bank” for Juve), at the time the new director of the League, who in 2018 would have received by hand from Gabasio (under investigation) in via Rossellini 4 (headquarters of the Lega Calcio) the private agreement with the obligation to repurchase Mandragora for 20 million, never filed.
March 3, 2023 (change March 3, 2023 | 1:18 pm)
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