Juventus Position in Capital Gains Probe Becomes Lighter

Juventus are at risk of being referred due to allegedly illicit capital gains in the last few years. However, some of the bigger deals are no longer part of the investigation following an early report by the federal prosecutors.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the swaps involving Miralem Pjanic and Arthur and Joao Cancelo and Danilo have been expunged. The two midfielders transferred at price tags north of €60M in 2020. Manchester City spent €28M plus the Brazilian veteran, valued €37M, for the Portuguese fullback on paper.

Juventus remain under scrutiny for the capital gains on other deals. In particular the acquisition of Nicolò Rovella, in exchange for Manolo Portanova and Elia Petrelli, and the sale of Emil Audero to Sampdoria. According to federal detectives, the youngster was worth €6M and not €18M, and the goalkeeper €7M less than his actual fee.

Napoli, Genoa, Sampdoria, Empoli, Pro Vercelli, Pescara, Pisa, and Parma have been involved in the first phase of the inquiry too. The sleuths have just started looking into Inter. The Partenopei could face discipline for the Victor Osimhen deal. The teams artificially increased his evaluation by including a few youngsters and fringe players.

The investigators suggested that, at this stage, only the last three clubs, and therefore not the Azzurri nor Juventus, used the fake capital gains to comply with the financial parameters to register to Serie A or B. Such aspect rules out the most severe sanctions. However, further suspicious operations could come into focus later on.