“Securing reduction of salaries and capital gains are key operations” . This is a summary, an email that on November 18, 2020 the financial manager Stefano Bertola sent to Juventus president Andrea Agnelli, emails that were obtained by the Guardia di Finanza as part of the investigation that sees the leaders of the Juventus club under investigation for false communications. in relation to the financial statements 2019, 2020 and 2021. This was reported by Il Corriere della Sera, according to which Bertola, reporting some notes relating to the financial situation of the company in view of the preparation of the 2021 budget, pointed out to the president that the result was “very heavy” and was around -116 million. But “mitigations” were foreseen precisely through “salary reductions” and “capital gains”.
“In the disputes it is highlighted, for example in relation to the 2021 budget itself, that without the financial make-up the net assets would have recorded a loss of about 175 million”, explains the CdS. “And if the” salary maneuvers “- the alleged secret agreements with the players to defer the payment of four months’ salary for the 2019/20 and 2020/21 seasons – would have been a ploy conceived in times of pandemic, the capital gains would be instead a proven tool “.
The sports director Federico Cherubini himself speaks in his “Black Book” of “excessive use of artificial capital gains”, however stigmatizing the overall work of Fabio Paratici (his superior at the time) and above all highlighting that the “budget recovery” plan was “disastrous” and added “less form and more substance”. In practice, a rejection of “artificial” capital gains, bearers of “immediate benefit” and “depreciation charge”.