English Premiership

FIFA drops Juventus charges over Pogba transfer

2017-10-26 13:18
Paul Pogba (Getty Images)

Cape Town - FIFA has dropped proceedings against Juventus over the transfer of Paul Pogba to Manchester United last year due to insufficient evidence.

World football's governing body had requested documentation from both clubs in May relating to the £89.3 million deal, which was a world-record fee at the time.

United were cleared of any wrong-doing a month later, but FIFA then turned their attention to Juve amid claims that Pogba's agent, Mino Raiola, had pocketed £41 million from the French midfielder's move to Old Trafford.

However, the case has now been closed after FIFA failed to prove that the Bianconeri had breached transfer regulations.

"The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has decided to dismiss all charges against the club Juventus FC for the apparent infringements of the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (RSTP) in the frame of the transfer of the player Paul Labile Pogba given that the evidence available was not sufficient to establish to the appropriate standard of proof, that article 18ter of the RSTP had been breached," a FIFA spokesman said.

"The Disciplinary Committee nevertheless underlined the importance of always preserving the independence of clubs and players in recruitment and transfer-related matters in order to ensure the integrity of matches and competitions."

 

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