Juventus said it had agreed to cut the wages of its players to ease the economic situation caused by the pandemic, but the prosecutor’s office found, thanks to this “secret letter”, that the agreement did not waive wages. Was .
juventus why Cristiano Ronaldo They reached an agreement to defer the payment of the Portuguese player’s wages for four months into 2020, as shown by a document published this Thursday.corriere della seraAnd it settles with the Italian club accused of tax fraud, as it did not include the payment in the relevant annual balance.
Cristiano’s famous “secret letter” in Italy, a document that Juve hid at the time, reveals the Turin club’s deal with the Portuguese star, agreeing to pay 19.8 million euros for it. RonaldoAn amount corresponding to his salary for four months.
juventus He said he had agreed to cut the wages of his players to ease the economic situation caused by the pandemic, but the prosecutor’s office found, thanks to this “secret letter”, that the agreement was not a waiver of wages. But deferment of payment for three of the four agreed months (from March to June 2020).
The payment does not appear in that year’s fiscal year, so the prosecutor’s office considers it a tax fraud offense.
“Honorable Mr. Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, We abide by the agreements made and annex this document relating to the supplementary premium recognized in your favor and subsequent supplementary deed to the supplementary award agreement”, reads the agreement unveiled this Thursday.
“In the event that, after his certain transfer, the established condition for the accumulation of recognized premiums is not met, he will have the right to receive incentives for dismissal,” he says.
The document was seized by the Italian financial police on March 23, 2022, according to ‘.Courier’during searches at the offices of juve‘, and it is signed only by the then sports director, Italian Fabio Paratici.
‘Juve’ not only agreed with cristiano payment moratorium, but that many players in the squad like Argentina paulo dybala or italian giorgio chiellini He reached the same agreement with the Italian club.