Inter Under Scrutiny for Alleged Fake Plusvalenze Too

After Juventus, another top Italian team is being investigated for doctoring their balance sheets with bloated evaluation. The district attorney’s office of Milan has formally opened a file on Inter for fake plusvalenze. The policemen visited the club’s HQ and the League’s office today to search for the documents.

No Inter executive has been inserted into the list of suspects at this stage. The official charge is false communications about the finances. The investigators have also looked into Milan. However, they found no blatant irregularities, Corriere della Sera reports.

The detectives are checking the numbers between 2017 and 2018. The finance police suggested there could be something odd in a host of minor operations completed in those years. The accusation is to have intentionally raised the price tag of players that moved through swaps without real money changing hands. As it was the case for Juventus, Inter allegedly used the plusvalenze to increase their theoretical profits, with positive financial ramifications.

At the time, the Nerazzurri were under the yoke of Financial Fair Play. The transfers of multiple youngsters helped them comply with the UEFA parameters. For instance, Davide Santon joined Roma for €9.5M, Nicolò Zaniolo for €4M in a trade for Radja Nainggolan when he was still a Primavera player. Andrei Radu and Federico Valietti moved to Genoa for a total of €14M, Davide Bettella and Marco Carraro to Atalanta for €10M combined, Calcio e Finanza indicates. The following season, the Grifone acquired Andrea Pinamonti and Zinho Vanheusden for €30M.