Juventus face huge fine as players may be banned
Former Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is concerned about the whereabouts of his money.
The Portuguese is still owed €20m by Juventus and his lawyers will shortly head to Italy in order to ensure it is safe, as per Diario AS.
A host of current and former Juventus players are at risk of bans by FIGC due to their indirect involvement in the salary maneuvering case.
La Repubblica report that FIGC has already opened a file to investigate possible violations of the Sports Justice Code concerning the famous ‘salary maneuvers’ saga. That is, the agreements to postpone the payment of salaries for some months, both in 2020 and in 2021. Some players had signed private agreements that sought to agree to this scheme and as many as 16 players signed those documents.
This comes off the back of a scandal involving Juventus, which has already seen them docked 15 points for their false accounting.
Juventus agreed to delay the payments of some of their players before and after the pandemic, as well as falsely inflating the fees of some of their players in order to improve their financial health.
However the Old Lady did not declare this and thus have run into legal trouble. In addition to their points deduction, Juve could be looking at a fine which triples the amount in delayed salaries, coming in at around €50m.
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The players may also be on the receiving end of punishment. By signing those illegal contracts, they have reportedly opened themselves up to around a month-long ban.
Fortunately Ronaldo does not find himself in this position having not signed that document, yet high-profile names like Adrien Rabiot, Wojciech zczesny, Leonardo Bonucci, Juan Cuadrado, Arthur Melo, Weston McKennie, Federico Bernardeschi and Paulo Dybala are all at risk of retribution.
Source : All Football