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“Cologne faces further trouble over Potocnik transfer”


In addition to 1. FC Köln, NK Olimpija Ljubljana has also appealed to the International Court of Arbitration for Sport Cas in the transfer dispute over storm talent Jaka Cuber Potocnik. Ljubljana’s Vice President Christian Dollinger explained this to the “Kölnische Rundschau”.

The Slovenian first division club is aiming for a much higher financial compensation than the 51,750 euros set in the judgment of the world association FIFA. Potocnik is to pay the amount to his ex-club, with the Cologne Bundesliga team being jointly liable. According to Rundschau information, Ljubljana continues to demand a fee of 2.5 million euros. According to the Slovenians, the basis for the sum is an offer that they want to have received from Dinamo Zagreb.

The world football association FIFA issued a transfer ban for two transfer periods against the Cologne team at the end of March. The reason for the FIFA penalty is the dispute between the seven-time Slovenian champions Olimpija Ljubljana and the Cologne team over the signing of the 17-year-old youngster Potocnik in January 2022.

The FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber found the Cologne team guilty of unjustified breach of contract and incitement to breach of contract. Young hope Potocnik has been banned for four months – in addition to paying 51,750 euros to his former club. As a first step, the Bundesliga club would like to have the judgment temporarily suspended.

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