World football governing body FIFA have sanctioned Saudi Arabian club, Al Nassr, over a transfer issue involving Super Eagles of Nigeria captain, Ahmed Musa.
FIFA banned the club from registering any new signings going into the new Saudi Pro League season because Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al Nassr have failed to pay Leicester City the money they owe them over Musa’s transfer.
Musa signed for the Saudi Arabian Pro League side in a €16.50m deal in 2018, shortly after impressing at the World Cup in Russia.
Cristiano Ronaldo's club Al-Nassr have been banned by FIFA from registering new players for failure to pay add-ons owed to Leicester City as part of the Ahmed Musa deal, according to @JacobsBen. 😳 pic.twitter.com/LTGuJXpLnr
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While Al Nassr have paid the transfer fee, they are yet to pay the add-ons despite the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruling. Al Nassr were ordered to pay the Foxes €460,000 in performance-related add-ons.
However, the Saudi Arabian giants are yet to obey CAS’ ruling, forcing FIFA to ban them from registering new players ahead of the new season.