The Italian Football Association has launched an investigation into dozens of transfers in the Serie A. Italian media allege, among other things, that clubs have deliberately misvalued the value of players for the purpose of accounting.
In total, there are 62 transfers in the period between 2019 and 2021. Juventus would be involved in most of those deals, believes Gazzetta dello Sport. The biggest transfer under investigation is that of Victor Osimhen, who moved from French club OSC Lille to Napoli last year.
In Italy, barter transactions have been the subject of discussion for some time. When exchanging players, it is difficult to establish a precise market value that clubs would take advantage of.
According to Italian media, Covisoc, the regulator of Serie A clubs, has sent a detailed report to the prosecutor and Gabriele Gravina, the president of the Italian Football Association.