Spurs dragged into Juventus’ FFP storm over allegedly ‘overpaying for Romero’

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    Tottenham have been dragged into the Juventus financial fair play case – with the north Londoners allegedly overpaying for Cristian Romero from Atalanta.

    Spurs acquired the services of Romero in 2021 to the tune of £42.5million. However, according to allegations reported in the Daily Mail, the transfer fee was inflated to help out Romero's former club Juventus. The Old Lady had sold Romero to Atalanta five months prior to the Spurs deal.

    Fabio Paratici, Tottenham's director of football, is at the centre of the allegations, having recently been slapped with a 30-month ban from Italian football by the Italian FA.

    Paratici was part of the board at Juventus before he moved to north London. Tottenham have denied the allegations, and they will not comment on the future of Paratici at the club.

    READ MORE: Juventus docked 15 points as Italian giants go from third to 10th in Serie A

    There could be more bad news for Spurs with the Italian FA reportedly set to ask FIFA to expand his 30-month ban globally.

    An investigation was opened last year regarding the club's finances with it being claimed that their losses had been misrepresented between 2018 and 2020. Juventus denied any wrongdoing but the Federal Court of the FIGC found them guilty and slapped them with a huge points deduction.

    A statement said: "The Federal Court of Appeal presided over by Mario Luigi Torsello has partially accepted the appeal of the Federal Prosecutor's Office sanctioning Juventus with 15 penalty points to be served in the current football season."

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    Andrea Agnelli (24 months) and football icon Pavel Nedved (eight months) are among 11 former Juve employees who have been banned due to the investigation.

    While the Old Lady have plummeted to 10th in the Serie A following their 15 point deduction.


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