Why Roma Risk More Than Lazio in Capital Gains Case

Lazio and Roma are both under investigation for allegedly falsifying their capital gains, but one team is at a greater risk of being handed severe penalties than the other.

Il Messaggero (via LazioNews24) details how the seven suspicious deals carried out by the Biancocelesti from 2017 to 2021 total to around €22.5 million, with the most egregious being the purchase of Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro from Salernitana for €12.7m.

Whilst this could lead to ramifications for Lazio, such as a warning or fine, their intercity rivals Roma could be given a more serious punishment.

The Giallorossi’s suspicious deals, involving multiple clubs including Juventus, Sassuolo and Atalanta, total to around €137m total – examples include the purchase of Leonardo Spinazzola from Juventus for €29.5m and the signing of Bryan Cristante from Atalanta for €20m plus €10m in add-ons.

The case will likely rumble on for some time now and verdicts could be delayed until next season, allowing Maurizio Sarri’s Lazio to keep focus on their fight for a top four finish.

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