La Liga have released a statement demanding that sanctions are issued against Juventus following allegations of Financial Fair Play (FFP) breaches from the Serie A club. The Spanish league governing body have called on UEFA to investigate the Italian giants and if proven to be true, such sanctions could potentially see the club thrown out of the Champions League, according to reports.
In a lengthy statement, La Liga called for “immediate action” to be taken against the Serie A outfit, having already filed a complaint against the club back in April after the Guardia di Finanza in Italy opened an investigation.
And that could include financial and sporting sanctions being issued against the club should they be found to have committed the alleged offences, with the possibility of a ban from European competition.
UEFA regulations state that clubs can be warned or sanctioned, which includes fines, relegation to a lower level of European competition or even face complete exclusion from their competition. Juventus were knocked out of the Champions League group stage, but any FFP punishment could affect future participation, with CBS Sports reporting that those punishments are possible.
Juventus were rocked by the resignation of several board members including key figures such as president Andre Agnelli, Pavel Nedved and Federico Cherubina on Monday after an extraordinary meeting.
CEO Maurizio Arrivabene has assumed temporary charge while replacements are found, but the club has been left in disarray as allegations of financial wrongdoing refuse to go away. In the statement, La Liga made a series of accusations including claims that Juventus doctored transfer fees above a “fair value” and also hid the true figure of their wage bill.