banned in Italy, Paratici suspected of also inflating a transfer to Tottenham


Suspended for 30 months by the Italian Federation for irregularities in transfers to Juventus, Fabio Paratici, sports director of Tottenham, should see his sanction extended in England where he is also suspected of a dubious maneuver.

The future of Fabio Paratici at Tottenham is written in dotted lines. The manager, appointed general manager of football for Spurs in June 2021, has just been banned for thirty months by the Italian federation for his involvement in the questionable transfer affair of Juventus, who received 15 suspension points in Serie A According to the Daily Mail, his sanction should be extended to the United Kingdom where he has been practicing for a year and a half.

A suspicious conversation about Romero’s transfer

Paratici is one of eleven people in the crosshairs of Italian justice for false accounting and false communication on the transfer market, among other charges. He is suspected of having artificially inflated the amount of certain transfers during his stay in Piedmont… but also in England. Last December, the Italian press revealed that justice was closely interested in the transfer of Cristian Romero (24 years old) last summer.

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Loaned to Spurs in 2021-2022, Romero was definitively recruited from Atalanta Bergamo against 50 million euros. The Italian financial authorities then recorded a suspicious conversation between Paratici and Luca Percassi, general manager of Atalanta and son of the club’s co-owner Antonio Percassi. « You paid 16 million euros for a player that you sell after one day for 50 million euros, » Paratici reportedly said.

Paratici was on hand when signing Romero from Juve in 2019 for €30m from Genoa. The player was then transferred permanently to Atalanta Bergamo against 16 million euros on August 5, 2021 before leaving the next day on loan to Tottenham where Paratici had just signed. He finally signed permanently with Spurs a year later.

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