The move of the 22-year-old to Naples is one of the transfers that football authorities are investigating after reports of foul play.
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has expressed his relief after it was discovered that authorities are investigating into the Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen’s transfer to the club.
In 2020, Osimhen joined Napoli from Lille for a club and African record transfer of 81.3 million euros. However, Italian investigators believe there were four other players in the agreement that Napoli failed to reveal.
According to reports, the four players released by Napoli to Lille were worth around 20.1 million euros, but there was no reference of this in the agreement that brought Osimhen to Naples.
As a result, Italian football authorities have opened an investigation into the trade, as well as transactions involving other Serie A clubs.
De Laurentiis, on the other hand, insists that his conscience is clear and that he has nothing to hide.
Aurelio De Laurentiis is a well known Italian film producer and also the current owner of Italian football clubs Napoli and Bari through his company, Filmauro told the New York Times, “I’m not worried because I’m a warrior.”
Investigators will be looking into Osimhen’s transfer for the second time.
Former Lille owner Gerard Lopez was also probed by French authorities in relation with the transfer.