Taribo West may have been 12 years older than he claimed while appearing for Inter and then Milan, reports suggest.
Partizan Belgrade chief Zarko Zecevic has alleged that the former Nigerian defender lied about his date of birth during his playing career.
“He said he was 28 when he joined us,” Zecevic stated. “We later found out he was 40, but he was still playing well that I don’t regret having him on the team.”
Partizan signed the stopper in 2002 and he spent two years with the outfit.
If the allegations are correct then West was signed by Inter in 1997 as a 35-year-old rather than a 23-year-old.
He moved to city rivals Milan in 1999.