Cedric Gondo has indirectly moved from Lazio to Salernitana, causing concern to the FIGC.

As reported by Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport earlier today, the 24-year-old Ivorian forward agreed to terminate his contract with the Biancocelesti at the end of the summer transfer window, after failing to find any moves away during the preceding months.

Less than 24 hours later, Gondo signed a contract with Salernitana. From a formal point of view, the rules have been respected.

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This relates to the rules surrounding Salernitana’s registration to Serie A, which stated that they are not allowed to do any business with Lazio.

The Ivorian forward signed for the Biancocelesti in 2019 and immediately loaned out to the Campania side. It was a good spell and so the loan was renewed for another year. Due to the rules, however, they couldn’t renew the loan spell for a third time. 

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Gondo’s move was not directly from Lazio to Salernitana and there was no financial relationship between the two sides.

However, the timing of the operation has caused some apprehension in the Italian Football Federation, and so they are currently monitoring the situation.