Arthur Masuaku’s £6.2m transfer to West Ham this summer doesn’t appear to have been as squeaky clean as the club initially thought, as reported by MailOnline.
According to the report, the club have launched an investigation into his move from Olympiacos as they are concerned they have overpaid by almost £1m for the left-back.
They have supposedly sent representatives to Athens to investigate further, as fears grow of a potential unnamed person being paid a percentage of the deal despite them not being declared on the official transfer document.
It is believed the club are worried Masuaku’s transfer was inflated as a result of someone taking the commission for the deal who perhaps shouldn’t have.
David Sullivan and club secretary Andrew Pincher have asked the investigator to identify who received the commission.
Football in Greek is currently in turmoil following alleged corruption, and the government have delayed the beginning of their 16/17 domestic campaign while investigations continue.
Furthermore, Olympiacos chairman Vangelis Marinakis is currently being investigated as part of a match-fixing probe.
It is not yet known what the consequences would be for either party should it be revealed there were irregularities within the transfer for the 22-year-old, but it’s clear the club are doing all the can to cover their own backs ahead of any investigation by relevant governing bodies.
Something tells me this is not the last we’re going to hear of this story. Watch this space.