New elements have emerged in relation to the Prisma investigation as the Turin Public Prosecutor’s Office believes that Juventus failed to register debts in their books that they had with other Serie A clubs.
As reported by La Repubblica, Juventus made secret deals with Udinese in relation to the sell of Rolando Mandragora.
The midfielder was bought by Udinese in July 2018 for €20 million and then he was reacquired by Juventus while he was injured in October 2020 for €10 million plus €6 million adds on leaving the player on loan at Udinese.
It was believed that Juventus made use of the recompra clause originally inserted in the deal, in this way they have been able to register the initial capital gain (€13.7 million) in the books.
The Turin Public Prosecutor’s Office believe that the two clubs made a secret a deal that actually obliged Juventus to buy Mandragora back from Udinese for €26 million and they have never registered this contract at Lega Calcio’s office allowing them to hide this debt in the books.
La Procura di Torino studia carte su accordi non depositati con #Atalanta e #Udinese. Nel mirino la cessione di #Mandragora ai friulani per 20 mln nel 2018 con riacquisto un anno più tardi. Il sospetto che questi club fungessero 'da banca' per far quadrare i conti (#Repubblica) pic.twitter.com/XeiG4XGeMM— Giovanni Capuano (@capuanogio) February 23, 2023
For this reason Rolando Mandragora, his father-agent and Udinese’s vice-president Stefano Campoccia have all been recently heard as witnesses.
It is also believed that Juventus made secret deals with Atalanta too for €14.5 million that have never been registered in the books.
The players involved in this case are Federico Mattiello (€4 million), Simone Muratore (€4 million), Mattia Caldara (€3.5 million) and Cristian Romero (€3 million).
On March 27th, there will be the preliminary hearing in Turin and a judge will rule whether to dismiss the case against Juventus or go on with the trial.
On the sporting side, Juventus have already received a 15-points deduction for fictitious capital gains and they risk another deduction as the FIGC is looking into the salary manoeuvres made by the club in 2020.
Andrea Agostinelli I GIFN