Juventus Obliged to Tighten the Belt on the Market

The Juventus ownership doesn’t plan to pour money into the club for the next three years amid their ongoing tribulations. The decision was put in writing during the mid-January meeting of the shareholders, where the new board of directors was installed.

Per SportMediaset, their memo reads.

“The Club indicates that the three-year plan from 2022 to 2025, which was approved last June, doesn’t contain the support of capital increases.”

Therefore, the Bianconeri will have to self-finance in the next several transfer market windows. That already started in January when they parted ways with Weston McKennie and didn’t replace him. Despite the recent conviction for financial crimes, ownership injected €300M in 2019 and €400M in 2021.

The Juventus officials maintain their stance of having operated correctly as far as the pluvalenze are concerned. They’ll try to prove their innocence in the next degrees of justice. The next ruling on that front should come in April.

That’s when the Old Lady will face another trial for the so-called manovra stipendi, further dubious transfers, and for allegedly creating a network of teams that traded favors. All the accusations will combine in a single process. According to Corriere dello Sport, the federal prosecutor is ready to ask for a further 20-point deduction.

Lazio coach Maurizio Sarri spoke about what happened with the wages when he was in charge (via Eurosport).

“I wasn’t sitting in the board of directors. We didn’t do anything if not a solid to the team when they asked us. I don’t think it affected what happened on the pitch. The story of great clubs is also made of these moments. Juventus will pay what they have to and resume being strong afterward.”

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