It is as if Juventus can’t escape the shadows of Cristiano Ronaldo anymore. Struggling for an out-and-out goalscoring individual on the pitch, the Bianconeri have already got a taste of life without Ronaldo in it.
As far as the current situation is concerned, the club could face some serious consequences off the field as well.
Signed from Real Madrid for an initial transfer fee of €100m in 2018, Ronaldo spent three seasons at Juve. He won everything there is to win with the Bianconeri barring a Champions League title, the club’s ultimate goal.
The Portuguese talisman parted ways with Juventus in the last summer transfer window, when he joined former club Manchester United for a minimal transfer fee, believed to be around £12.85m.
As reported earlier, the Guardia di Finanza recently raided Juventus’ offices at Continassa over suspicion that the 36-time Scudetto holders might have tried to hide the capital gains accumulated from transfers conducted by the club between 2019 and 2021. The amount in question is around €50m, with COVISOC leading the investigation, named ‘Prisma’, which began in May.
Juventus investigated for Cristiano Ronaldo’s transfer
According to a report from Ansa (via GIFN), Ronaldo’s move to Juventus has become one of the latest issues being investigated by Guardia di Finanza.
The investigation into the said transfer would involve looking into the economic relations between the club and the player’s entourage, although Ronaldo would not be investigated individually. It means that the Manchester United superstar has no part to play in this drama.
The governing body of this investigation will also look into whether or not there was a private agreement between the Bianconeri and Ronaldo that violates regulations. It has also been reported that the authorities didn’t even hesitate to wiretap the club’s telephones during this investigation, depicting the seriousness of the matter.
If found guilty of charges brought against them, Juventus could face a significant fine and points deduction. Considering the topsy-turvy start that Massimiliano Allegri’s men have made in Serie A this season, it could soon turn out to be an abysmal campaign for Ronaldo’s former club.