The Italian press guarantees, this Sunday, that Cristiano Ronaldo asked for a copy of the Juventus documents that are the basis of the tax crime process that the club faces and will demand 19.9 million euros related to alleged overdue wages.
Cristiano Ronaldo has not been a Juventus player for two seasons but now sees his name linked to the Italian club, for tax reasons. According to “Gazzetta dello Sport”, the captain of the national team asked the Turin team, on November 4, through a lawyer, for a copy of the Juventus documents that are the basis of the tax crime process that the club is facing and that led to the resignation of the “Bianconera” administration en bloc. The same publication guarantees that the Portuguese player has “interest” in the process, since he will claim a debt of 19.9 million euros, referring to alleged wages in arrears in the months of stoppage due to the covid-19 pandemic.
Also according to “Corriere della Sera”, which had access to telephone tapping of the CEO of Juventus, the forward’s name appears several times and always in allusion to the “Ronaldo letter”, a document in which the payment agreement for the 19, 8 million concerned. According to prosecutors, this payment did not exist, but was postponed to subsequent seasons, which allowed Juventus to artificially improve its financial balance sheet.
“It should be emphasized that from the consultation of the financial report until June 30, 2021, no information related to this matter was found and, more than that, through the listening carried out, the persistence of opaque elements in this situation is confirmed”, write the publication.
However, Juventus CEO Maurizio Arrivabene denied prosecutors that “Vecchia Signora” has any debt to Cristiano Ronaldo, ensuring that everything is paid, something that the Portuguese international denies, assuring he has not received any money.
According to “Tuttosport”, in March 2020 and without revenue due to the pandemic, Juventus reached an agreement with several players for a reduction in remuneration for four months until the end of that season, which would allow savings of 90 million euros in the budget
At this time, the Italian authorities are investigating alleged fiscal maneuvers by Juventus, related to the fictitious inflation of players’ market prices to obtain greater profits in a subsequent transfer, and the postponement of payments to players in the 2020 financial year, marked by the coronavirus pandemic. Covid-19. The investigation led to the dismissal of members of the Turin club’s management, including president Andrea Agnelli and vice-president Pavel Nedved.