The 22-year-old joined the Neapolitans in a record-breaking transfer from Lille last summer, but former Les Dogues owner could be in trouble over the deal
French authorities have opened an investigation into the transfer that took Victor Osimhen from Lille to Napoli last summer.
Osimhen joined Napoli from the Ligue 1 side on a five-year deal for a club and African record fee of €81.3 million last August.
While it has been almost a year since the transfer took place, former Lille owner, Gerard Lopez, is the subject of an investigation from the French government.
According to L’Équipe, per SS Napoli news, Lille only received €10m from the transfer fee, with reports suggesting that Lopez might have invested some of the money into his personal business.
The French justice system are looking into the Victor Osimhen deal last summer, as only €10M of €81.3M deal reached Lille. In the last 4 years, former Lille owner Gerard Lopez has transferred €67.7M to companies headed by himself. (@lequipe)
— SSC Nap⚽️li News (@SSCNapoliNews_) June 18, 2021
The Luxembourgish-Spanish businessman is yet to respond to the accusations, but the French justice system has begun a probe into the transfer.
The deal itself took weeks of negotiations before it was completed- although it had to do with Osimhen and not the two clubs.