A report by the Sun via Argentina outlet La Nacion suggests that former PSG and Napoli star Ezequiel Lavezzi is being blackmailed by someone who has threatened to release intimate videos and pictures of the player with his model girlfriend Natalia Borges.
According to the report, Lavezzi who retired last year has informed his lawyers after the threats were made. The former Argentina international has been with his Brazilian girlfriend Natalia Borges since the lockdown.
It appears that the blackmailers threatened to leak the content unless Lavezzi paid the sum of £4,000 for each of the clips and images. A source close to Lavezzi told La Nacion:
“They began writing to the couple via two Instagram accounts. Not just to him, but also his girlfriend, the Brazilian model Natalia Borges, who lives with him.”
“To be specific, these people told the couple that they had their videos and recorded conversations in their possession.”
“They described details of the contents – which gave credibility to their claims. But even if they were false, this would still be extortion in any case.”
Lavezzi in his playing days played 51 games for Argentina and also won 9 trophies with PSG as well as the Copps Italia trophy with Napoli. He was part of the famed TRIANGLE setup at Napoli which included Edinson Cavani and Marek Hamsik.
He retired last year after spending some time with Chinese Super League club Hebei China Fortuna. According to the Sun, the player’s lawyers have reached out to the Argentine Police to help in the situation. The player is eager to not see any of his sensitive media exposed.