FIFA prohibits Al-Nassr from making transfers until it pays off its debts

FIFA prohibits Al-Nassr from making transfers until it pays off its debts

The world body did not specify the amount and origin of these debts, the start of this ban, or whether it compromises the signing of the Croatian midfielder from Inter Milan Marcelo Brozovic, who signed at the beginning of July for Al-Nassr.

The prohibitions in question will be lifted as soon as the payment of the debts is confirmed by the creditors.“added the spokesman.

Al-Nassr, which has been made this summer with the services of the Portuguese coach of Botafogo Luis Castro, has in its squad the Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina, the Brazilian midfielder Luiz Gustavo and the Argentine winger Gonzalo Martínez.

In October 2021, the FIFA Players’ Status Committee ordered Al-Nassr to pay English Leicester 460,000 euros plus interest in a dispute over the transfer of Nigerian Ahmed Musa, concluded for a total of 18 million euros. .

In case of non-payment, Al-Nassr could be deprived of the possibility of signing for a period of up to three seasons.

Backed by the Gulf state’s sovereign wealth fund, the Saudi Pro League is attracting big names from Europe’s top championships on the promise of high salaries.

Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard arrived to coach Al-Ettifaq in early July, while Karim Benzema and N’Golo Kanté have also recently arrived in Saudi football.

2023-07-14 07:08:06

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