Arsenal have been handed a £34,000 fine by FIFA and warned about future conduct after we inserted sell-on clauses that were found to give us influence over other clubs.
Football’s governing body specifically investigated the 2018 deals that saw Joel Campbell move to Italian side Frosinone and Chuba Akpom to Greek side PAOK. In both instances, variable sell-on rates were agreed that made it less attractive for the players to be sold back to British clubs.
The Associated Press reports that we engineered deals where we’d be eligible for 40% of a transfer fee paid by a British club for Akpom compared to 30% from any other team. For Campbell, the figures were 30% and 25% respectively.
Fifa didn’t just have a problem with the existence of the clauses but also the fact we failed to declare them in the Transfer Matching System which is used to complete deals.