An Italian journalist detonated a loud bomb, revealing more details about the consequences of the penalty imposed on Juventus, according to which 15 points were deducted from his balance for the current season 2022-2023.
Italian journalist Paolo Ziliani said Juventus’ punishment for capital gains violations could extend to 23 of its players in the period covered by the investigation.
Ziliani published a list of 23 players from Juventus, whether current or former, who are threatened with suspension for a month or more.
He explained that these players are accused of collusion with the Juventus administration, and helped it to forge documents related to their salaries during the 2019-2020 season, which contributed to showing the club’s budget that was presented to the Italian Football Association without significant financial losses.
Ziliani confirms that the players involved, who admitted their role in fraud, were investigated through a copy of a chat that took place via the WhatsApp communication application, and they were found guilty.
And this chat reached the judges through the Dutch players Matthias de Ligt, Juventus defender, and his colleague, and the Italian Mattia De Sciglio, in which Giorgio Chiellini, the former defender of the team, explained the truth of the matter to his colleagues, and asked them not to leak this to the press.-
At the head of these players is Cristiano Ronaldo, who previously played for Juventus for 3 seasons (2018-2021), and recently joined the Saudi club Al-Nasr.--
Ziliani explained that Juventus officials signed documents proving that the club owes Cristiano 22 million euros, but the Portuguese star did not see them, and he can sue the club and recover his money, but that will not exempt the “Don” from punishment.
Victory may find itself deprived of Ronaldo’s services, as is the case with Tottenham Hotspur, who is in a state of anticipation about knowing the fate of its players Diane Kulusevski and Rodrigo Bentancur.
It is noteworthy that Juventus fell from third place in the Italian League standings table to tenth because of this penalty, with 22 points, but added a new point after its exciting 3-3 draw with Atlanta last Sunday.
In the same context, it is possible that Juventus will not be the last club in Italy to be subject to punishment, as the Public Prosecutor in Italy demanded an investigation with Napoli, the current leaders of the Italian League.
The Italian Federation’s prosecution is investigating the deal to include Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen from Lille to Napoli in the summer of 2020.