Juve-Bologna, Orsolini operation: now there is also an investigation by the prosecutor

Under the lens of the private agreement between the two clubs never deposited in the League with which in June 2019 they agreed for the right to ‘repurchase’ the player from Ascoli by the bianconeri

The Juve-Bologna question regarding the Orsolini operation is widening, which is now being investigated by the Bologna prosecutor’s office. In fact, a few days before the preliminary hearing of the ‘Prisma-Juventus’ investigation, which kicks off on Monday in Turin, the Bolognese prosecutor’s office, which in recent days has received the papers from its Turin colleagues, has opened an investigation to verify whether in the matter criminal profiles exist, after having already gone to Casteldebole.


Everything turns on the private agreement, never deposited in the League, with which Juve and Bologna in June 2019 agreed for the right to ‘repurchase’ the player from Ascoli by the Juventus club. A practice which, according to the indictment, would have guaranteed Juve to adjust their balance sheets with the help of “friendly” clubs. Precisely for this reason, a month ago the Turin Public Prosecutor’s Office extended the investigation to all the clubs that have carried out “hidden” operations with Juve, namely Atalanta, Sampdoria, Sassuolo, Udinese, Cagliari and Bologna.


Riccardo Orsolini was loaned to Bologna in January 2018, with a purchase option in favor of the rossoblù club for 15 million: an option which was later exercised. In June 2019, the transfer of Orsolini to Bologna brought Juventus 15 million, with a capital gain of around 11 million. But a private agreement between the two clubs, as stated in the seventy-two pages produced by the economic-financial police unit of the Guardia di Finanza of Turin, guaranteed Juventus the right to buy back the player by 30 July 2020 at the price of 26 million and by 30 July 2021 at the price of 30 million, as well as “the irrevocable right to match any offers” to buy from other clubs.