Dybala Questioned as Juventus Face More Accusations

The Italian finance police paid a surprise visit to Paulo Dybala in Rome in the last few days to gather information about a potential payment from Juventus. The Bianconeri inserted a €3M sum for La Joya in the risk fund of their most recent balance sheets. It hasn’t been disbursed yet, Corriere dello Sport relays.

According to La Repubblica, the investigators wanted to know more about it. His agent reportedly requested compensation for pre-contractual liability. On the other hand, the amount is similar to what the Argentine agreed to receive in installments through a side letter when the club asked the squad to postpone the wages. The players could face month-long suspensions if they made under-the-table agreements. The sporting trial should start in mid-April.

On top of that, Juventus face new allegations in the Prisma inquiry, which could turn into further charges on March 27th’s preliminary hearing. Per Corriere della Sera, the detectives continue collecting evidence and looking into allegedly secret deals with other clubs.

They recently questioned Rolando Mandragora, his father and agent, Udinese vice-president Stefano Campoccia, and former executive Maurizio Lombardo. The midfielder joined the Friulani in a €20M move in 2018, generating €13M profit. The transfer officially included a non-mandatory €26M buy-back clause. The Old Lady re-acquired him two years later for €10M, plus €6M add-ons.

According to the prosecution, the teams had already formally agreed he would return to Turin, so the debt should have been explicit right away. The same gambit recurred in other minor transfers with Atalanta for a total of €14,5M.

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