Cristiano Rolando to be questioned in Juventus financial fraud probe

19:20, 02 December 2021
Cristiano Rolando to be questioned in Juventus financial fraud probe Photo: Phil Duncan via Look Press

Earlier, the club's president Andrea Agnelli, as well as vice-president Pavel Nedved and former sports director Fabio Paratici, now working for Tottenham Hotspur, have been accused of money laundering.

Turin’s Public Prosecutor intends to question former Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo over the club’s alleged financial fraud estimated to reach €50 mln. As La Gazzetta Dello Sport reports, the Prosecutor office supposes that Ronaldo might share information on a secret document mentioned by Juvetus’s top executives but which has not yet been found.

Law enforcement specifies that it does not classify Ronaldo as an “investigated” but believes that he can be involved in the case.

The document which was referred to as “the one which should not have existed in theory” might concern the contract of the current Manchester United player, and precisely the way he received his salary during the pandemic. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner was among those players who froze their salaries in March, April-May, and June 2020 to ease the club’s financial obligations on the condition that the money will be paid in 2021.

The Office’s other assumption is that Ronaldo and Juve could have had agreements concerning severance pay when the superstar left the club this summer to join the club where he gained fame in 2003-2009.

Juventus, currently managed by Massimiliano Allegri, occupies 7th place in the Serie A standings 2021/22 with 24 points. The team has however obtained a round of 16 spot in the Champions League.