Juventus lawyer: ‘Need fake transaction if Ronaldo’s secret deal is revealed’

La Stampa revealed an intercepted phone call between Juventus lawyer Cesare Gabasio and general manager Federico Cherubini, where they discussed the need to make a ‘fake transaction’ should the secret Cristiano Ronaldo deal be revealed.

The report details how the Gabasio, who is Juventus’ Chief Legal Officer, called Cherubini to discuss the secret agreement with Ronaldo, where the Bianconeri agreed to pay the five time Ballon d’Or winner under the table despite stating that wages had been frozen in the early stages of the COVID pandemic. 

Speaking on the phone to Cherubini, Gabasio said: “Ronaldo’s secret deal shouldn’t have been revealed because if it is, they’ll jump down our throats, all over the auditors and everything. And then we need to make a fake transaction.”

For the prosecutors, this is a clear reference to the cost-cutting measures carried out in the early stages of the COVID pandemic, when players wages were deferred to help cope with the financial impact of the situation. 

Around €30m seemingly disappeared from the club’s accounts, altering balance sheets and the resulting net worth on the market. 

Juventus seem at serious risk of being handed a severe penalty, which could range from a fine or points deduction to a possible relegation. 

5 Comments on “Juventus lawyer: ‘Need fake transaction if Ronaldo’s secret deal is revealed’”

  1. Ronaldo took some bad advice and personally made the wrong choice. With such antics it’s now clearer as each day goes by that this is a certified village club. No respectful club big or small would do such a thing. Got to give credit to the 20th Century CL winners. For a long time they have been doing ghetto style math under the cover of darkness. But like all cowboys the chickens have come home to roost part 2.

  2. you think old lady will make this into a amazon doumentary – technically we need the money – around 30m euro worth 🙂

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