West Ham is confident that they will NOT be sanctioned after Eintracht Frankfurt has filed a complaint with FIFA
West Ham is confident they will not face a FIFA penalty after Eintracht Frankfurt complains about Premier League side defaulting on £ 5.4m payment for top scorer Sebastien Haller
- West Ham paid £ 45 million to Eintracht Frankfurt last year for Sebastien Haller
- An agreement has been concluded between the two clubs to pay the fee in installments
- The Times claims that the hammers did not pay their final installment
- But the Premier League club is confident they will not face FIFA penalties
West Ham is convinced they will not receive a sentence after Eintracht Frankfurt complained to FIFA that the Premier League club is defaulting on a £ 5.4m payment to Sebastien Haller.
Haller came in for a record £ 45 million last summer, 75 percent of which was prepaid, but West Ham missed paying their final installment on May 15.
But insiders from West Ham insist that the contract issue is a misunderstanding that will be resolved before the world football board has a chance to investigate or impose sanctions.
West Ham is confident they will not face sanctions from FIFA over the transfer of Sebastien Haller
The Hammers bought the 26-year-old striker from Eintracht Frankfurt in 2019 for £ 45 million
The times revealed that the German club has filed a complaint after the East London side defaulted on their final £ 5.4m term for their current top scorer.
FIFA’s ‘arrears’ rules state that ‘clubs are required to honor their financial obligations to players and other clubs under the conditions laid down in the contracts signed with their professional players and in the transfer agreements’.
Any club that has delayed a scheduled payment for more than 30 days without an agreement can “be penalized”, with penalties ranging from a warning to a fine and, in more serious cases, a ban on one or two transfer terms.
FIFA rules provide that, in the case of repeated offenses, tougher penalties are usually imposed.
The two clubs agreed that the compensation for the Frenchman would be paid over installments
The Times report adds that the deferred payment was not related to a cash issue caused by the coronavirus pandemic, but rather to a contract issue with Frankfurt.
Haller appeared to be a promising signing for West Ham with three goals in his first three games, but his threat to goals has diminished since then, and his return currently stands as seven goals in 29 appearances this season.
Haller made numerous appearances for the France under-21 team and other youth matches, but has not been covered at the senior level.
But the hammers have defaulted on their final payment for the striker due in May