Recently involved in sanctions that resulted in the loss of points in the Italian Championship, Juventus may soon be facing another challenge. According to information from Gazzetta dello Sport, midfielder Nicolò Fagioli is under investigation for allegedly placing bets on illegal platforms.
If the allegations are proven, the player could be suspended for up to three years. The police would have identified Fagioli’s name during an investigation against these betting platforms, crossing data from several profiles. According to the publication, the case is currently in the hands of prosecutor Manuela Pedrotta. The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) is already aware of the situation.
According to article 24 of the Italian Code of Sports Justice, it is prohibited for any participant in the sports system, including athletes, coaches and managers, to be involved in betting. The article establishes that “subjects of the federal system, directors, partners and partners of companies belonging to the professional sector are prohibited from placing or accepting bets, directly or indirectly, even from individuals authorized to receive them, which relate to the results relating to meetings official organizations organized within the scope of FIGC, FIFA and UEFA.”
Nicolò Fagioli, revealed by Juventus in 2020, remains at the club and is currently 22 years old, with a contract until June 2026.