Cristiano Ronaldo’s side Al Nassr have reportedly been banned from registering new players after failing to pay add-ons owed to Leicester City for five years.
The transfer under the microscope is Ahmed Musa’s 2018 switch from The Foxes to the Saudi Arabian club which at the time went largely under the radar.
Al Nassr banned from registering new players by FIFA
According to CBS reporter and Leicester City fan Ben Jacobs, however, Musa’s two-year spell at the Riyadh-based outfit triggered over $500,000 worth in performance-related add-ons which are still yet to be paid despite a Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling in Leicester’s favor.
Al-Nassr have been banned by FIFA from registering new players for failing to pay add-ons owed to Leicester as part of the Ahmed Musa deal. Between 2018-20 Musa triggered £390k (€460k) in performance-related add-ons, which are yet to be paid despite CAS ruling in #LCFC's favour. pic.twitter.com/IlR1T2kuuE
— Ben Jacobs (@JacobsBen) July 12, 2023
The ruling does not, however, mean The Knights of Najd can not buy new players.
They are simply not allowed to register them- a ruling that was similarly dished out to Spanish giants Barcelona in 2014 for 14 months after the Catalans were deemed to be in violation of Article 19 of FIFA’s Financial Regulations.