Due to a debt with Defensor Sporting for the Benavídez pass, the entity prohibited Red from incorporating players through three transfer markets, although the sanction will be suspended.
Independiente’s economic situation has many open sides. In recent months and due to the coronavirus pandemic and the strong devaluation of the Argentine currency, the club’s financial situation was even more muddy when several footballers carried out intimidation processes. And, in that sense, new negative news appeared: FIFA endorsed a claim by Defender Sporting, from Uruguay, for a debt for the pass of Carlos Benavidez.
The Uruguayan team made a third lawsuit before the soccer regulator to point out that they still had not received money from the 2.5 million dollars in which the transfer was signed.
In fact, Defensor had claimed a year ago the non-payment of the first installment of 1.5 million, a figure that will increase by 5% in interest when the Court of Arbitration for Sport (TAS) rules in his favor.
On the other hand, now FIFA ratified the requests of the Uruguayans and the Red You will have to pay another 189 thousand dollars plus interest. In addition, it sanctioned him with the impossibility of incorporating by three transfer markets, although the measure does not run at the moment because the Red will go to the TAS to try to solve the conflict in his favor.
Beyond the legal disputes, Independiente and Defensor Sporting closed the transfer of the striker free of charge a couple of weeks ago Cristian Chavez until the end of 2020 and with the possibility of extending the loan during the next year.