Juventus to get relegated to Serie B again?


Juventus could reportedly be relegated to Serie B and stripped of their most recent Scudetto as an investigation into certain transfers, including one involving Cristiano Ronaldo, ramps up against the club.

The Bianconeri's offices in Turin and Milan were raided last week, with Italian police seizing documents such as transfers, invoices and financial statements.

Scroll through the gallery abiove to see some of the players whose Juve transfers are reportedly being investigated

The investigation is said to be focused on profit from transfers and agents fees between 2019 and 2021, including deals for Ronaldo, Joao Cancelo, Arthur Melo, Miralem Pjanic and Danilo's respective moves to and from the club.

According to SPORTbible, the Bianconeri are alleged to have inflated their players' values in their accounts, and the club's hierarchy at the time of the transfers in question – Andrea Agnelli, Pavel Nedved and Fabio Paratici – are said to be co-operating with the investigators.

According to an Italian association for consumer rights called CODACONS, an automatic demotion to Serie B and revocation of their 2019/20 Serie A trophy could take place if the club is found guilty.

"The accusatory system is very serious and throws a sinister light on the last football championships, also because there has been a real Juventus dominance in recent years, which ended in the past year," the association's president Marco Donzelli said, per Football Italia.

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"If Juventus were to have illegitimately gained an advantage over rival clubs with operations of this type, then the regularity of the last football championships would fail and, as a consequence, the Federation and the Authority for market competition will have to intervene and sanction those responsible.

"Beyond individual responsibilities, the club will not be exempt from punishment for this reason and to protect thousands of fans, we will present a complaint to the Antitrust and the Federal Prosecutor's Office asking for the relegation to Serie B for Juventus and the revocation of the last league titles won in the shadow of these potentially illegal operations."

Juventus were previously relegated to Serie B in 2006 following to their involvement in the Calciopoli match-fixing scandal, and were also stripped of the 2004/05 Serie A title on that occasion.

The Italian giants began the 2006/07 Serie B season with a nine-point deficit, but returned to the top flight at the first attempt.

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