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FIFA Bans Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al Nassr from Registering New Players

Al Nassr has been banned by FIFA from registering new players for failing to pay add-ons owed to Leicester City as part of the Ahmed Musa deal. Despite the CAS ruling in favor of Leicester after Musa triggered €460k in performance-related add-ons between 2018 and 2020, Al Nassr turned a deaf ear to the CAS ruling and failed to pay the add-ons to Leicester.

Al Nassr’s failure to comply with the ruling resulted in the registration ban. It is reported that the ban may be limited to a matter of weeks, provided Cristiano Ronaldo’s team pays the payment promptly, which they have now indicated that they will.

The Saudi Arabian clubs have been active in the summer for players after they pulled a massive deal with Cristiano Ronaldo last summer.

This summer has seen battalions of players join the Saudi clubs, with Al Nassr completing Inter’s Marcelo Brozovic’s signature for just €18m as they seek to straighten their midfield and challenge for the league next season.

Chelsea’s Hakim Ziyech deal was almost completed, as reported weeks ago, but he had his deal hit a rock by failing to pass the medical. Al Nassr is reported to be ready to dance to the CAS ruling and make their new signings this summer.