Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr has reportedly received a ban from FIFA regarding their ability to register new players. The ban is a consequence of their failure to pay Leicester City £390,000, which is owed to the English Championship club for the transfer of Ahmed Musa in 2018, according to PUNCH Sports Extra.
FIFA ruled in 2021 that Al Nassr owed the specified amount to Leicester City after the Foxes lodged a complaint. Leicester City argued that they had not received the agreed-upon add-ons following Musa’s contributions, including reaching 40 starts for the club and helping them secure a top-three finish in the Saudi Arabian topflight league during his first season.
Leicester Mercury reported that FIFA agreed with Leicester City’s claims and demanded that Al Nassr make the payment, along with interest. Failure to comply would result in a ban on registering new players for three consecutive transfer windows.
Musa, who joined Leicester City in 2016 for a then-club-record fee of £16m from CSKA Moscow, scored five goals in 33 appearances for the English club before being transferred to Al Nassr for £15.4m two years later.
The Nigerian forward, currently playing for Sivasspor in Turkey, made 60 appearances for Al Nassr, scoring 11 goals and providing 14 assists.
Despite recently completing the signing of Croatian midfielder Marcelo Brozovic from Inter Milan, Al Nassr will be unable to bolster their squad until they fulfill their financial obligations to Leicester City.