Standard Liege confident transfer ban will be short-lived

Soccer Football - Europa League - Group D - Standard Liege v Benfica - Stade Maurice Dufrasne, Liege, Belgium - December 10, 2020 Standard Liege's Abdoul Tapsoba celebrates scoring their second goal with teammates REUTERS/Francois Walschaerts/File Photo

Belgian authorities imposed an indefinite transfer restriction on Standard Liege on Thursday due to the team’s purported failure to pay taxes, transfer fees, and their whole salary.

However, Liege, currently in 10th position in Belgium’s premier division and having difficulty, stated that everything would be fixed on Friday and that they could bring in new players starting in January.

Before attempting to acquire a controlling interest in the English team Everton, the 777 Partners-owned soccer team is awaiting Premier League regulatory approval.

Once all due payments have been fulfilled, Liege said that the transfer would be lifted, which should happen within the next day or two.

“As indicated to the License Commission yesterday, the club’s shareholder will transfer the necessary funds to regularise the situation today,” Liege said.

As a result, the club is optimistic that the punishment will be removed. Thus, the likelihood of drawing players starting on January 1st is unquestionable “.

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