A decade and a half after the “Calcupli” affair that brought it down in the league, is Juventus on the way to a new scandal? The Gazzetta dello Sport reported last night (Friday) that club president Andrea Aneili, his deputy Pavel Nedved and former sporting director Fabio Pratici, who moved to Tottenham, are under investigation along with three other people on suspicion of falsifying accounts and failing to report € 50 million in revenue.
The 42 transactions under investigation were carried out between 2018 and 2021, the most prominent of which was the vague trade that transferred Miralem Pjanic to Barcelona in exchange for Brazilian Arthur. The investigation was opened last May and endangers the above figures in prison, when as part of the disclosure of the details, in the boot country it was also reported that the authorities raided the group’s offices in order to gather evidence related to the investigation.
#Juventus President Andrea Agnelli, Vice-President Pavel Nedved and former sporting director Fabio Paratici, now at #TottenhamHotspur, are reportedly under investigation for false accounting and movement of €50m in the capital gains case.https://t.co/zizwd1suOC #SerieA #Juve
— footballitalia (footballitalia) November 26, 2021
It is worth mentioning that the new scandal comes in the midst of a disappointing season for Juventus, which is ranked only eighth in the Italian league table and 11 points away from the top, after losing four games and winning only six in 13 rounds. After being defeated 4-0 by Chelsea last Tuesday, tonight (19:00) the old lady will host Atlanta for another tough game.