Akpom, Campbell Transfer Cost Arsenal Fine From FIFA


World football governing body FIFA has fined Premier League giants Arsenal and warned them about their conduct regarding the transfers of Chuba Akpom and Joel Campbell.

FIFA fined Arsenal £34,000 and warned that they could face harsher sanctions in future.

The fine was as a result of an investigation into the transfers of Akpom and Campbell in 2018, discovered by the Associated Press.

Akpom was sold to Greek club PAOK, while Costa Rica forward Campbell joined Italian side Frosinone.

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However, sell-on clauses placed in their contracts were variable, meaning if either returned to clubs in the UK, Arsenal would receive a bigger fee.

In Akpom’s case, Arsenal would receive 40 per cent of the transfer fee if he moved to a British club, but only 30 per cent if he went elsewhere.

Frosinone would pay Arsenal 30 per cent of any fee if Campbell was sold back to the UK, but only 25 per cent if he went anywhere…

Source: Complete Sports