Investigators looking at Juve’s finances have reportedly found a document that claims the Bianconeri would pay their ex-forward €20m despite announcing salary adjustments during the COVID pandemic. The club are currently under investigation by the Turin prosecutors office for alleged false accounting of their 2019, 2020 and 2021 balance sheets.
La Gazzetta dello Sport report that investigators are also attempting to prove that Juve players didn’t actually give up on four months’ wages during the COVID pandemic in March 2020 and still received payments for three months after signing private documents with Juventus
Gazzetta are also reporting that investigators have now found a document signed by Ronaldo and the club where Juve promised to pay the star €19.9m even if he left the club. The Turin Prosecutor believes the payment was not registered in Juventus’ financial statement for that year.
Juventus had already been cleared of accusations by the Sporting Justice earlier this year and clarified in a statement earlier this week that ‘salary reductions agreed with footballers in March 2020 would have been negotiated once competitions resumed and stadiums were reopened.’