Italian authorities have reportedly seized 5.8 million EUR in assets from former Juventus star Mirko Vucinic for allegedly committing tax evasion.
Montenegrin superstar Vucinic, 36, has reportedly had 5.8 million EUR (4.97 million GBP) in assets seized by the Guardi di Finanza di Lecce for allegedly committing tax evasion between the years of 2014 to 2017.
Local media report the alleged tax evasion occurred after Vucinic was sold by Juventus to his final club United Arab Emirates (UAE) side Al Jazeera for an undisclosed amount.
Reports state the striker did not declare his earnings with the Italian tax authorities in the years 2014-2017.
The seizure order came from investigative judge Sergio Tosi after attorney Massimiliano Carducci filed the request. Carducci has reportedly been working on the case for over a year.
Vucinic has reportedly hired attorney Antonio Savoia to defend him however it is unclear if a court date has been set.
Vucinic played most of his professional career in Serie A playing for Lecce, Roma and Juventus between the years 2000 to 2014 and is considered one of the best Montenegrin footballers in history.
He played six years at Lecce from 2000 to 2006 however he did not receive his first trophy until 2006 after he was sold to Roma and won the Coppa Italia in 2007 and 2008.
After his transfer to Juventus in 2011 he was able to win Serie A three straight years for the club before playing his final years as a professional footballer at Al Jazeera between the years 2014 to 2017 scoring 27 goals in 29 appearances.
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