Mercato: the recruitment ban for Angers has been suspended

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Banned from recruiting for next summer by Fifa, like Paris FC, for violating the regulations on relay transfers, Angers said on Monday that the sanction is suspended until notification of the reasons for the decision.

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Finally, SCO Angers (L1) and Paris FC (L2) could have the right to strengthen during the summer transfer window. While the two French clubs were banned from recruiting for a transfer window last week by the disciplinary committee of Fifa for violating the regulations on relay transfers, the Angevin club said on Monday that this sanction is suspended.

“Regarding the sanction of the disciplinary committee of Fifa, linked to the suspicion of ‘transfer-relay’, intervened last Friday, Angers SCO wanted to know the reasons for this decision, writes the formation in a press release. , Fifa informs the FFF as well as the Angers SCO club of the suspension of the decision from this day until the notification of the reasons for the said decision. “

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As the file is complex, it will be necessary to monitor its development in the coming weeks. But it cannot be ruled out that the sanction targeting the two clubs is still pending when the next transfer market opens.

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Angers has already announced that it wants to appeal

The SCO was sanctioned for the recruitment in August 2020 of Kevin Bemanga, a month and a half after signing for Paris FC from Deportivo Xerez (4th Spanish division). Fifa denounced a “transfer-relay”, in order to circumvent the rules concerning the training allowance.

This is the first time that clubs have been sanctioned since the entry into force in 2020 of new provisions prohibiting these practices. The governing body of world football has also imposed a fine of 30,000 Swiss francs (27,000 euros) on the two clubs.

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“We have just learned and we are angry, had reacted hot Philippe Caillot, deputy chairman of SCO Angers. Everyone is stunned. It was not the meaning of the transaction. For 20,000 euros, we do not. were not going to take such risks and we are of course going to appeal. We have rabies. It’s a new rule and we have a little the feeling that we had to make an example. Everyone is in good faith and we are confident about the outcome of the appeal. “

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