Roma’s Paulo Dybala is said to be at risk of a one-month long suspension due to a potential indirect involvement in Juventus’ Prisma investigation.
La Repubblica (via TMW) have reported that Guardia di Finanza specially arrived in Rome from Turin to interrogate Paulo Dybala. La Joya was interrogated for an hour and a half as a person who was well-informed of some details regarding the Prisma investigation.
The heart of the questions was a payment of around €3 million, which isn’t clear as to whether it was paid to the player by Juventus or not. If it was paid, they want to know as to what title it was paid under. It is a figure that the player’s lawyers had asked for from Juventus after they had refused to renew his contract.
In September last year, a compensation proposal for pre-contractual liability of €3 million had arrived at Juve’s doorsteps and it was a figure that Juventus included in the new balance sheet under the ‘risk provision’ title. The key point of the investigation is that the €3 million is quite close to the €3.783 million that the parties had agreed to spread out in 2021 as part of the famous salary maneuvers.
Dybala was also asked if any other payment arrangements were made. Because Article 31 of the Sports Justice Code prohibits players from receiving compensation in violation of federal regulations from clubs. And violating that can bring about a ban of atleast a month and Dybala, as of now, is at risk of that.
Kaustubh Pandey | GIFN