They reveal a ‘secret letter’ from Juve to Cristiano that compromises the club
Juventus and Cristiano Ronaldo reached an agreement in 2020 to defer payment for four months of the Portuguese player’s salary, as shown by the document published this Thursday by the ‘Corriere della Sera’ and which compromises the Italian club, accused of tax fraudsince it did not include the payments in the corresponding annual balance.
the known “secret letter” from Cristiano in Italy, a document that ‘Juve’ hid in its day, reveals the agreement between the Turin club and the Portuguese star, whom agrees to pay 19.8 million euros to Ronaldoexactly the amount corresponding to his salary for four months.
The Juventus said that it had agreed to a reduction in the salary of its players to alleviate the economic situation generated by the pandemicbut the Prosecutor’s Office discovered, thanks in part to this “secret letter”, that the agreement was not for a waiver of salary, but for a deferral of payment for three of the four agreed months (from March to June 2020).
The payment does not appear in the financial year of that year, so the Prosecutor’s Office considers it a crime of tax fraud.
“Dear Mr. Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro. We follow up on the agreements reached and attach to this document the one related to the complementary premium recognized in your favor and the subsequent complementary deed of Complementary Award Agreement“, says the agreement unveiled this Thursday.
“In the event that, after his definitive transfer, the established condition is not met for the accrual of the identified premiums, they will have the right to receive an incentive for dismissal,” he adds.
The document was seized by the Italian financial police on March 23, 2022, according to the ‘Corriere’, during a search carried out at the ‘Juve’ offices, and it was only signed by the then sports director, the Italian Fabio Paratici.
The ‘juve‘Not only did the deferral of payments agree with Cristiano, but several players on the squad like the Argentine Paulo Dybala or the italian Giorgio Chiellini they reached the same agreement with the Italian club.