Juventus’ 15-point deduction has now been confirmed by the FIGC but the Bianconeri had gone through with 22 transfers that brought about today’s consequences.
While a lot of transfers involved some other clubs that were being investigated in the capital gains case, but the other clubs have been acquitted by the FIGC.
But the three most prominent shady moves were all swap deals. This includes the deal involving Miralem Pjanic and Arthur, the deal involving Joao Cancelo and Danilo and the swap deal which had sent Leonardo Bonucci to Milan while bringing Mattia Caldara to Juve. All three deals involved financial terms which were either interpreted or incorrectly revealed by the club.
Another swap deal which was under the scanner was the one involving Leonardo Spinazzola and Luca Pellegrini. Two lesser-known swap deals (Pablo Moreno-Felix Correia, Matheus Pereira Da Silva-Marques Mendez) involving familiar clubs – Barcelona and Manchester City were also investigated.
FIGC’s eyes were also firmly set on Emre Can’s move to Borussia Dortmund and on Emil Audero’s permanent move to Sampdoria, after the Indonesia-born goalkeeper was initially on loan from Juve.
The other deals that were under the scanner include:
– Swap deal involving Kaly Sene- Albian Hajdari with Basel.
– Swap deal involving Lorenzo Loria-Stefano Gori with Pisa.
– Swap deal involving Eric Lanini- Alessandro Minelli with Parma.
– Nicolo Francofonte, Matteo Stoppa, and Erik Gerbi joined Sampdoria on an initial loan, but Samp had an obligation to buy them for €4 million. Juve then purchased Giacomo Vrioni for €4 million, which was to be paid in three instalments, and that resulted in capital gains of €1.7 million.
– Swap deal involving Edoardo Masciangelo- Matteo Brunori with Pescara.
– Swap deal involving Rafael Fonseca- Felix Nzouango with Amiens
– Simone Muratore to Atalanta.
– Elia Petrelli and Manolo Portanova to Genoa, which led to Nicolo Rovella joining Juventus
– Swap deal involving Franco Tongya-Marlon Ake with Marseille
– Kevin Monzialo and Christopher Lungoyi (loan) to Lugano
– Swap deal involving Giulio Parodi-Davide De Marino with Pro Vercelli.
Kaustubh Pandey | GIFN