According to the Italian press, the name of the Portuguese and other football players appeared in the investigations carried out by the authorities into the Plusvalías case.
Complicated landscape. The footballing world was surprised after the harsh sanction that Juventus received following the Plusvalías case, in which the historic club was accused of tax fraud by increasing the value of its footballers during recent transfer markets. In the midst of this panorama, the Italian press reported that the authorities are considering it Cristiano Ronaldo and other footballers as part of the investigation.
According to The Mirror newspaper, the prosecutor’s office hypothesizes that, in addition to the Portuguese player, players such as Giorgio Chiellini, Paulo Dybala, Juan Guillermo Cuadrado and Dejan Kulusevski also received salaries different from those reported by the institution. It should be noted that these events took place in early 2020, the date when a cut in payments was agreed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cristiano Ronaldo played with Paulo Dybala at Juventus. Photo: EFE
For its part, Corriere della Sera is one of the media outlets that has published the most information about the case. In their Cristiano’s Secret Letter report, they unveiled a series of notices and documents showing the team’s lawyer and sporting director Federico Cheburini coordinating to have the club commit to returning compensation to “CR7”. allegedly quit.
Should his participation be confirmed, the now top scorer for Saudi Arabia’s Al-Nassr and his former team-mates could face harsh sanctions. The portal La Repubblica states that those involved could be fined up to a month without playing.
Sanctions against Juventus
So far, the Italian Football Federation has determined the deduction of 15 points from the Turin team in this edition of Serie A. Likewise, 11 managers were suspended, including Czech legend Pavel Nedved.
Recall that Juventus reacted to the allegations made: they appealed to the Sportgarantierat and stated that they will appeal the verdict.