Fifa has sanctioned OM in the dispute between it and English club Watford over the transfer of Pape Gueye.

Hard blow for Olympique de Marseille. The Marseille club was heavily sanctioned on Friday by Fifa, which decided in the dispute between the French club and Watford concerning the recruitment of Senegalese Pape Gueye in July 2020. The defensive midfielder was suspended for four months and the Marseille club will have to pay compensation of 2.5 million euros to British training.

But there is even more concern for the Olympians since this fine was accompanied, according to L’Equipe, by a ban on recruiting for the next two transfer windows. This decision should not take effect until next summer, which means that the arrival of Cédric Bakambu, free of any commitment after his adventure in China, should not be threatened by these measures.

Confident, OM will appeal the decision

The daily specifies that OM will appeal this decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. This will be suspenseful and the Marseille leaders would have shown their confidence in the outcome of this file which could however overshadow the ambitions of the club.

Olympique de Marseille will not be the only ones to go before the CAS. Watford, would also have decided to appeal, considering that the dispute with the French leaders is not settled. Pape Gueye had unilaterally terminated his pre-contract signed with Watford in April 2019, citing a formal defect. He immediately joined OM. This reversal of the situation had resulted in a dispute between the two parties.

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