The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has ruled in favour of Arsenal in a dispute about sell-on clauses they inserted into agreements when selling two players.
The players in question were striker Chuba Akpom who was sold to Greek side PAOK, and Joel Campbell, who moved to Italian side Froisnone, both in 2018.
Although sell-on clauses are standard practice, Arsenal incurred the displeasure of FIFA because they included larger percentages if either of he pair was later sold back to a British club,
The world governing body believed that these clauses handed Arsenal undue influence over the buying clubs and launched an investigation, subsequently fining then £34,000 and warning them about their future conduct.
Arsenal decided to appeal that sanction and CS hs not come down on their side.
They have ruled that it did not give the Gunners undue influence, and they do not have to pay the fine.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.