Liverpool currently have a transfer ban implemented that prevents us from signing other English club’s Academy players, but we’re now involved in another kind of investigation.
We have no restrictions on the senior players we can buy (not that that’s made it any easier in recent years), but today it was revealed (via Football Leaks) that FIFA are checking our 2015 deal that brought Roberto Firmino to the club.
Seemingly out of nowhere, we bought the Brazilian from Hoffenheim in a deal that could eventually cost us £29m if clauses are met. After a tricky start, he’s been a revelation and is one of the first names on the team-sheet.
But Football Leaks (cited in the Mirror) claim his former club have only received £5.8m so far, with the rest going to Hoffenheim owner Dietmar Hopp’s company Transfair – who separated themselves from Hoffenheim just days after the deal…
There is no suggestion Liverpool have done anything wrong, thankfully – as a transfer ban this summer would ruin us!
FIFA are currently looking into Paul Pogba’s mammoth move to Manchester United, with the report suggesting the Frenchman’s agent Mino Raiola earned a barbaric £22.8million from Juventus and £16.39million from United for arranging the move.