Fabio Fulgeri, criminal attorney to Napoli president, Aurelio De Laurentiis’ has expressed confidence that Napoli will receive a “favourable verdict” in the investigation of Victor Osimhen’s 2020 summer transfer from French club Lille to Napoli.
The Nigerian striker’s €75 million transfer from Lille to Napoli back in September 2020 is being looked into by the Naples Public Prosecutor’s Office because they suspect the use of fictitious capital gains in the transaction.
Of that sum, €20 million was paid up through player trades, raising concerns about the real worth of the Osimhen deal’s as well as that of young players Claudio Manzi, Luigi Liguori, and Ciro Palmieri, as well as backup goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis.
Questioned by Radio Fulgeri said fans have no reason to fear that points would be deducted from the club just as that of Juventus.
“It’s a question that many of you are asking me, unfortunately I’m a simple criminal lawyer, the sporting trial ended positively for our team.
“The investigations are going in the direction of a deepening for the material to be acquired, but they are going in the direction of a favourable outcome.
“We are talking about a false accounting investigation concerning the Osimhen operation. The investigation started in France.”
“The Osimhen case I don’t think can be compared to the Juventus case, Napoli didn’t do business with Juventus so they are not involved. If no new elements emerge everything should end well.
“An extension has been requested in order to study the material acquired, it takes the necessary time to judge the documents acquired.
“I cannot even know what the object of the verifications is, the investigations are secret, but the outlook is that the deal took place in a fair manner without falsification of the balance sheets.”