Trabzonspor are banned from registering any new players for the next registration period, FIFA says
By Fatih Erel
FIFA on Friday imposed a transfer ban on Turkish club Trabzonspor, saying it is banned from registering any new players during the next trading window for missing a deadline to settle an unpaid transfer fee.
“Following a review of the case, the club were notified of the decision on 29 January 2018, which was subject to payment of an outstanding transfer fee due to AS Trencín of Slovakia within 30 days of being notified about the decision,” FIFA said in a statement.
“As a result of non-payment to AS Trencín within 30 days, Trabzonspor are banned from registering any new players – either nationally or internationally – for the entirety of the next registration period.”
Trabzonspor signed Slovakia midfielder Matus Bero from AS Trencin for 2.5 million euros ($3.08 million) in 2016.
In a statement, Trabzonspor said the outstanding transfer fee had been paid and the Slovakian team has not informed FIFA about it.
It said it has already informed FIFA to fix this issue.