The Tivoli Public Prosecutor’s Office have reportedly begun investigating seven deals carried out between Lazio and Salernitana.
Il Fatto Quotidiano and Tuttosport (via TMW) detail how prosecutors believe the transfers of seven players between the two clubs are suspicious, believing that Claudio Lotito used money from the Biancocelesti to help Salernitana’s finances during his period of ownership of the two clubs.
Two of the suspicious deals being invested by the Tivoli Public Prosecutor’s Office include the sale of Mattia Sprocati, who left Salernitana for Lazio in July 2018 in a deal worth around €3.25 million, and the sale of Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro, who left the Granata for the Biancocelesti in September 2020 for around €12.7 million.
Both deals allegedly used inflated player transfer values in order to help out Salernitana’s financial situation. Due to the fact that Lazio are a publicly traded on the stock market, the allegation is that Lotito used shareholder funds from the Roman club to assist the Granata.