The Milan Finance Police’s economic-financial unit was at the Rome offices of the Commission for the supervision of football clubs (COVISOC), which is located at the headquarters of the Italian Football Federation, on the morning of February 8th. The goal was to acquire documentation related to 62 transfer market operations between 2019 and 2021 involving various Italian clubs including Juventus, Inter, and Napoli.
Through an official club statement, Juventus today announced “communication of the conclusion of the investigation”. The following is the full statement from Juventus Football Club.
“Juventus Football Club SpA (” Juventus “or the” Company “) announces that it has received this evening, together with 10 other Italian football clubs and related top management, a” Notice of conclusion of the investigations “from the Federal Prosecutor at the FIGC in order to assess the effects of certain transfers of players’ registration rights on the balance sheets and to the accounting of capital gains, following the report by Co.Vi.So.C., for the alleged violation of article 31, paragraph 1, and of articles 6 and 4 of the Sports Justice Code.”
On the conclusion of the investigations, Juventus specified that the notified act does not constitute a sanction or a decision linked to any disciplinary action.
“It should be noted that the notified deed, concerning certain transfers completed in the years 2018/19, 2019/20 and 2020/21, does not constitute an exercise of disciplinary action by the Federal Prosecutor. The Company will now have access to the documents and articulate their defences within the terms provided by the code, trusting to be able to demonstrate the correctness of their actions.”