Surprisingly, LaLiga Spaniard takes a position on the case Juventus. With a press release, the top division, after the en bloc resignation of the Juventus board of directors, “asks for the immediate application of sporting sanctions to the club. LaLiga – continues the statement – had already presented to UEFA in April 2022 an official complaint against Juventus alleging violations of the financial fair play regulation which the Italian Guardia di Finanza was investigating.
Specifically, the complaint accused Juventus of accounting for transfers above their fair value and underestimating personnel expenses, which constitutes a violation of UEFA’s financial fair play. Furthermore, the complaint accused Juventus of hiding the true salary of its players.
This Monday, in the same note issued by the Board of Directors, the representatives of Juve acknowledge very serious financial accounting irregularities, also aimed at deceiving the competent financial fair play authorities of UEFAamong others LaLiga, with the aim of promoting an economically viable football in Europe, maintains these complaints against Juventus and demands that the competent authorities apply immediate sporting sanctions to the club.
La Liga has long been a major proponent of establishing, enforcing and enforcing strict financial sustainability rules in football. In April this year, LaLiga filed a complaint for violation of financial fair play at UEFA against Juventus, but also against Manchester City and Paris Saint Germain. The Spanish competition itself has been applying its ‘economic control’ rules for nearly a decade, at the request of the clubs that make up LaLiga. Financial sustainability is essential to protect the football business. Let’s protect our football.”