French authorities are investigating the transfer of Nigeria’s Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen from Lille to Italia Serie A side Napoli.
The 22-year-old 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 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.
Osimhen’s maiden season at the Serie A outfit has been nothing short of a success, having scored 10 goals in 30 appearances across all competitions.
Although, the Italian side will be playing in the Europa League next season, as their aim would be to challenge for the Serie A title and also for a place in the UEFA Champions League.