A year of suspension was requested Tuesday against the boss of Juventus Andrea Agnelli and eleven months against the president of Naples Aurelio De Laurentiis, summoned before the Italian sports justice for alleged accounting fraud during player transfers.
Eleven clubs, including five from Serie A, have been appearing before disciplinary bodies since Tuesday morning, accused of avoir “recognized capital gains and transfer rights for values higher than those authorized”according to the Italian Football Federation (FIGC).
The clubs concerned mainly risk a fine. But the sixty leaders and representatives referred in a personal capacity risk sanctions that can go as far as suspension.
At the start of this procedure behind closed doors, the prosecutor requested suspensions for a dozen leaders of Juventus, on the front line in this case because of the numerous capital gains recorded in recent seasons during the sale of players, for amounts sometimes deemed to be overstated in relation to the real value of the persons concerned.
In particular, he asked for a year’s suspension against the bianconero president Andrea Agnelli, 16 months and 10 days against the former sporting director Fabio Paratici, now at Tottenham, or even 8 months for vice-president Pavel. Nedved, according to a FIGC statement.
A fine of 800,000 euros has been requested against Juventus. For the president of Naples Aurelio De Laurentiis, the federal prosecutor requested 11 months and 5 days of suspension.
The Neapolitan club, against which a fine of 392,000 euros is also requested, is being prosecuted in connection with the transfer of Nigerian Victor Osimhen from Lille in 2020, according to the media.
In parallel with the purchase of the striker, for an estimated amount of some 70 million euros, Napoli had indeed lowered the bill by selling the French club four players for around 20 million euros in total. This sum is considered by the press as largely overvalued in view of these players, three of whom have never played in Lille and are now playing in amateur divisions in Italy.