Juventus 'could be deduced nine points' over 'false-accounting' probe

Juventus ‘could be given a nine-point penalty’ over Turin Public Prosecutor’s investigation into ‘false accounting’ and ‘market manipulation’ at the club… and ex-president Andrea Agnelli and Tottenham’s Fabio Paratici ‘may be hit with bans from football’

  • Juventus are being investigated for ‘false accounting’ and ‘market manipulation’ 
  • The Turin Pubilc Prosecutor’s Office have been investigating the Italian giants
  • Juventus have repeatedly denied any wrongdoing in regards to the case
  • Reports in Italy say the Serie A side could now be handed a nine-point deduction 
  • There are also potential bans for ex-president Andrea Agnelli and Fabio Paratici 

Juventus could reportedly be faced with a nine-point deduction over the Turin Public Prosecutor’s Office investigation into ‘false accounting’ and ‘market manipulation’ at the club.

It was revealed in October last year that an investigation was re-opened into the Italian giants’ finances, with the prosecutor alleging that the club misrepresented financial losses in the period from 2018-2020, particularly regarding the amount ascribed to player sales.

Juventus, the most successful club in Italian football history, have repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.

Juventus could reportedly be faced with a nine-point deduction over the Turin Public Prosecutor’s Office investigation into ‘false accounting’ and ‘market manipulation’ at the club

The whole board then resigned en masse in November, with various Italian media outlets claiming the unanimous decision came as a result of involvement in the Prisma investigation.

A hearing took place on Friday before sporting authorities at the Federal Court of Appeal on Juventus’s transfer dealings, which could overturn a previous ruling that cleared the club of wrongdoing.

And, according to Italian outlet Corriere della Sera, the prosecutor Giuseppe Chine has asked for Juventus to be handed a nine-point penalty, in news that will shock Italian football.

Former Juventus chief Andrea Agnelli repeatedly denied wrongdoing from the Italian giants

As several new elements emerged in the investigation after the club were initially cleared of any wrongdoing, Chine also requested bans from football for former members of the Juventus board.

The report states there was a request for a six-month ban for ex-president Andrea Agnelli and 20 months and 10 days for former Chief Football Officer of Juventus and current Managing Director of Football at Tottenham, Fabio Paratici.

There was also reportedly a request for a 10-month ban for current Juventus Sporting Director Federico Cherubini.

Several other clubs involved in the case gave evidence at the trial, including Sampdoria, Empoli, Genoa, Parma, Pisa, Pescara, Pro Verceli and Novara – with Chine urging all clubs to be fined varying amounts.

If the Serie A side were to be deducted nine points, they would drop four places from third to seventh in the Italian top flight.

Reports stated Agnelli and Tottenham’s Fabio Paratici (above) could be banned from football

If Juventus did face a nine-point deduction, they would drop from third to seventh in Serie A

Massimiliano Allegri’s were thumped by Napoli 5-1 last week and a potential deduction would leave them six points off the top four.

It was previously expected the Serie A giants would only be expected to face a fine if found guilty in the case. 

The court must now decide whether to follow the recommendations of the prosecutor with a decision expected later on Friday evening.

In December the club maintained their innocence in the case as they issued a statement saying: ‘Juventus remains convinced… to have acted in compliance with the laws and regulations governing the preparation of financial reports, in accordance with accounting principles and in line with the international practice in the football industry.’

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