Just ahead of Juventus’ league game against Sassuolo, an investigation of any kind was the last thing that the Bianconeri needed. Following a topsy-turvy start to the 2021/22 season, Juventus have enjoyed a fine run of form lately.
In the Champions League, the Old Lady has won every game so far, sitting at the top of their respective group and looking almost certain to qualify for the knock-out stages of the competition.
Even though their start to the league campaign wasn’t productive, Allegri’s men have ground out results that have brought them back in the race for the Scudetto this season among the seven sisters of Italian football. As such, any form of repercussions for off-field issues could be costly for the club in question.
Transfers involving Juventus being the subject of investigation
According to a report from La Repubblica (via GIFN), the CoviSoc and FIGC (Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio or the Italian Football Federation) are understandably investigating 62 transfers that include the names of some prestigious Italian clubs. With Juventus being one among them, the cause has attracted much attention.
As per the story, the report of the investigation has already been sent to FIGC prosecutor Giuseppe Chinè and to President Gabriele Gravina. The capital gains bagged by the clubs from the transfers are understood to be the main concern that has initiated the investigation.
If the report is believed to be true, the moves that are in question include the swap deal of Joao Cancelo and Danilo that took place in 2019, the swap deal of Arthur and Miralem Pjanic in 2020, and the transfer involving Pablo Moreno and Felix Correia, who was sent out on loan to Parma last summer.
FIGC are investigating four deals that include both Juventus and Manchester City. It is believed that Juventus have pocketed a total of €40m in capital gains from all the transfers subject to investigation. Other than this, Victor Osimhen’s move to Napoli hasn’t gone unnoticed either by the prosecutors.
Juventus are in the middle of a hectic schedule where they currently play two games per week. Fans will hope that the investigation conducted by the CoviSoc and FIGC doesn’t have any ill impact on the players’ minds and Bianconeri’s on-field performances.