The federal prosecutor office has opened up an investigation after Cagliari claimed that a revoked agent, Pablo Cosentino, helped Milan signed Matias Fernandez.
The start to Mati Fernandez’s Milan career isn’t going so smoothly. The player was injured on international duty and will miss a month and he is in the centre of a beef between Cagliari and the Rossoneri.
Mati, 30, had appeared to be on his way to joining Cagliari from Fiorentina but Milan & Adriano Galliani came in the last moment and ‘hijacked’ the player who previously worked with coach Vincenzo Montella at the Viola.
Cagliari’s director of sport Stefano Capozucca claimed that in order to sign Matias, Milan used the services of Pablo Cosentino, a former Catania vice president who is banned from football for match fixing, but the Rossoneri were quick to deny it and even threatened to take legal action.
The case seemed to have passed away but according to today’s La Gazzetta dello Sport, it’s far from the case: FIGC’s Federal Prosecutor office has opened up an investigation to understand what really went down and if the revoked Cosentino was really involved. At the start of next week, probably Tuesday, the prosecutor will be in touch with Capozucca to understand his side of the story.
On September 2nd, Milan lawyer and board member Leandro Cantamessa told La Gazzetta dello Sport that Cagliari’s version of things is not the truth. “I understand the anger over the affair but things are not as Capozucca says they are,” Cantamessa said to the pink sports daily.
“The decisive phone called, as admitted, was of Montella. Mati would thus have to choose whether to go and play in an environment that he doesn’t know or in a team that aims to return to Europe with a coach who knows him and has his respect, and with favorable economic conditions.
“In this context, the work of a mediator like Cosentino – who was not involved in any case, would be useless. Consequently, the words of Capozucca are untrue.” Two sides – the Prosecutor will decide.