MILAN (AFP) – Key figures at Juventus and Napoli, together with chairmen Andrea Agnelli and Aurelio De Laurentiis, face doable prolonged bans as a trial over suspicious soccer transfers started on Monday (April 11), the Italian FA introduced.
Prosecutors on the nation’s soccer federation (FIGC) have requested for Agnelli to be banned from the sport for a yr over his alleged position in suspected inflated switch values designed to artificially increase golf equipment’ stability sheets.
Agnelli is only one of 61 folks earlier than the FIGC’s tribunal together with Juve’s former sporting director Fabio Paratici, his substitute Federico Cherubini, CEO Maurizio Arrivabene and vice-chairman and former participant Pavel Nedved.
Now at Tottenham Hotspur, Paratici faces a possible ban of 16 months and 10 days, the longest requested by prosecutors for any particular person.
Nedved and Arrivabene face eight months whereas Cherubini, together with six different Juve administrators, is practically seven months.
Film mogul De Laurentiis has to defend himself towards a possible 11-month suspension whereas his spouse and two youngsters Edoardo and Valentina, who all have roles on the membership, may very well be banned for six months and 10 days.
Prosecutors have additionally requested for bans for figures at three different Serie A golf equipment – Empoli, Genoa and Sampdoria – and 6 decrease league groups together with former prime flight outfit Chievo Verona, who went bust final yr.
Juve, Italy’s most profitable membership, face an €800,000 (S$1.2 million) superb whereas Napoli might find yourself having to pay €392,000.
The remainder of the golf equipment concerned within the trial additionally face fines of various severity.
The trial reportedly considerations 62 transfers over three seasons between 2019 and 2021, with the bulk involving Juve however the greatest being Victor Osimhen’s €70 million transfer from Lille to Napoli.
That switch stands out as it concerned 4 gamers valued at simply over €20 million transferring to Lille as a part of the deal. Three of them by no means performed for the French membership and are actually in Italy’s decrease divisions.
Italian media report that the trial ought to be completed by Friday, with rulings to return subsequent week.
However, the appeals course of is prone to be long-winded given the variety of golf equipment and people being prosecuted by the FIGC.
In addition to the FIGC trial, Juve are additionally being investigated by prosecutors in Turin over alleged inflated capital good points made between 2019 and 2021.
The membership is suspected of getting offered false accounting data to buyers and producing invoices for non-existent transactions over that interval.