SERIE A - Juventus face relegation if found guilty of illegal transfer deals
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If found guilty of improper transfer activities, Serie A heavyweights Juventus could be relegated to Italy's second division.
Between 2019 and 2021, the club is accused of 'inflating' player transfer valuations on its accounting books, which includes Cristiano Ronaldo, Joao Cancelo, and Danilo transactions.
According to a recent article from Football Italia, the President of the Italian Olympic Association, Marco Donzelli, said as much.
Juventus won Serie A in the 2019-22 season, but an inquiry by sporting authorities could result in the title being annulled.
“The accusatory system is very serious and throws a sinister light on the last football championships, also because there has been a real Juventus dominance in recent years, which ended in the past year,” president Marco Donzelli said.“If Juventus were to have illegitimately gained an advantage over rival clubs with operations of this type, then the regularity of the last football championships would fail and, as a consequence, the Federation and the Authority for market competition will have to intervene and sanction those responsible.
“Beyond individual responsibilities, the club will not be exempt from punishment.
or this reason and to protect thousands of fans, we will present a complaint to the Antitrust and the Federal Prosecutor’s “Office asking for the relegation to Serie B for Juventus and the revocation of the last league titles won in the shadow of these potentially illegal operations.”
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