Scandal at Juve: Now Cristiano Ronaldo is also being questioned

The number is far from over: The Turin public prosecutor’s office wants to investigate Italy’s record champions Juventus Turin for alleged accounting fraud in connection with player transfers also question Cristiano Ronaldo as a witness. The three investigating prosecutors have already contacted Ronaldo’s Italian lawyers, the Gazzetta dello Sport reported.

The 37-year-old Portuguese is the latest of the current and former Juve players that prosecutors want to question. The investigation called “Prisma” is about the fact that Turin is said to have embellished its balance sheets with completely overpriced player transfers – by hundreds of millions of euros.

Prosecutors continue to investigate Juventus

The Turin prosecutors are also investigating the so-called “Ronaldo Agreement” that the Portuguese signed at Juventus in 2020. In it he had agreed to receive bonuses at a later date after freezing his salary in the initial phase of the corona pandemic. Juve still owe Ronaldo around 19.9 million euros.


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CR7, Turin’s biggest investment in the club’s history, switched to Manchester United after three years in the summer of 2022. He is currently under contract with Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr.

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16 people are suspects as part of the Turin prosecutor’s investigation, including Juve club boss Andrea Agnelli, who resigned two weeks ago, former vice-president Pavel Nedved and former sporting director Fabio Paratici, who now works with Antonio Conte at Tottenham Hotspur. Because of the scandal, the Italian record champions were deducted 15 points. The club appealed to the Supreme Sports Court of Italy’s Olympic Committee (CONI) on Monday. (sid/mp)

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