The FIGC has opened an investigation into Juventus’ managers over the Italian exam taken by Luis Suarez, but what does the club risk?
The Perugia prosecutor’s office has confirmed Juventus ‘were activated, even at the highest institutional levels, to accelerate the recognition of Luis Suarez’ Italian citizenship’.
The investigation is ongoing after alleged irregularities in Luis Suarez’s Italian citizenship exam in September.
SportMediaset reveals everything revolves around an article of the federal code, borne after Passaportoli case of 2001 – Article 32, paragraph 7.
The former Barcelona forward, who eventually moved to Atletico Madrid, underwent a test in University of Perugia and seemed set to complete a move to Juventus.
But the Bianconeri had already filled their spots for non-EU players and the Uruguayan striker was applying for an Italian citizenship to avoid the rule.
The broadcaster reports Juventus face possible sanctions, ranging from a fine to relegation from Serie A.
The FIGC investigation would continue even if Juventus are acquitted by the Perugia Prosecutor. The Old Lady have always claimed they asked the University of Perugia for information about a possible exam and then abandoned the idea to sign Suarez.
Alvaro Morata was brought back to the Allianz Stadium in October and Suarez filled the void left by the Spain international at Atletico Madrid.