CAS ruling on Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet case insists Sevilla pay sell-on fee to Nancy
In a case involving France defender Clément Lenglet, the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled Thursday that clubs must pay a sell-on fee when transferring a player whose release clause was activated.
Geneva: In a case involving France defender Clément Lenglet, the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled Thursday that clubs must pay a sell-on fee when transferring a player whose release clause was activated.
The CAS judgment awarded French club Nancy more than 3.7 million euros ($4 million) it was due from Sevilla for the Spanish club's sale of Lenglet to Barcelona in 2018.
The CAS verdict upheld a FIFA ruling last year.
The court's judgment came 10 years after a similar dispute in which a French club failed to get a sell-on fee when its former player subsequently left Sevilla to join Barcelona.
In the Lenglet case, Nancy said it sold him to Sevilla for 5 million euros ($5.4 million) in January 2017 with a clause to get 12% of the profit from a future sale. Barcelona activated a release clause in Lenglet's contract to buy him for 35 million euros ($38.1 million) after 18 months at Sevilla.
Sevilla refused to pay Nancy, arguing Lenglet's move to Barcelona was technically a release of the player rather than a transfer.
"The CAS panel confirmed that it was the real and common intention of the parties to transfer Clément Lenglet," the court said in a statement.
Sevilla lost the Lenglet case after having won a previous dispute involving French club Lens and Mali midfielder Seydou Keita.
Keita joined Barcelona in 2008 after terminating his contract with Sevilla. A CAS panel in 2010 said Keita's former club was not entitled to a share of the 14 million euros ($15.2 million) indemnity that Barcelona agreed to pay Sevilla.
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