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Lille Investigate Osimhen Transfer To Napoli

Lille Investigate Osimhen Transfer To Napoli

Ligue 1 Champions Lille have taken action over the transfer that took Victor Osimhen to Serie A club Napoli.

The transfer was perhaps worth half of the supposed €81m fee.

The deal was done for a reported €71m plus up to €10m in bonuses after weeks of negotiations.

That included the cost of four players who Napoli handed over to Lille – Orestis Karnezis, youth team players Claudio Manzi, Ciro Palmieri and Luigi Liguori.

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It was always considered somewhat surprising that the unknown teenagers were given such high transfer market ratings as part of the deal, up to €20-30m in total.

What raised eyebrows even more was that they never actually played for Lille, immediately loaned out to Fermana in Serie C.

Now Goal.com claim Lille have suddenly terminated their contracts by mutual consent, essentially letting them walk away as free agents.

L’Equipe had already reported in June that French authorities were investigating the Osimhen transfer, although sources at Napoli remained confident it was an issue with Lille’s accounting rather than their own.

In the end, it may well be that Napoli paid closer to €40m for Osimhen.

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  • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

    Hahahahaha…cunny man die….cunny man bury am (Apologies to chief Jegede Sokoya).
    Thank God this has nothing to do with the boy himself. Both clubs should sort out their crap and move on.

    • Akanlo Ede 3 years ago

      Wetin this one dey talk Eh. A beg shift. Dr wey no Sabi football.

      • Ar Franklin 3 years ago

        point out d wrong in his statement. Don’t be too quick in reacting 2 ppl’s comment just bcos u av issues with dem.

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