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CAS orders Sevilla to pay Nancy €3.7m to settle Clément Lenglet case

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has today ordered Spanish side Sevilla to pay Ligue 2 club AS Nancy €3.7m in what brings an end to a protracted legal battle between the two sides that related to an unpaid clause in the transfer agreement of French international and now Barcelona central defender Clément Lenglet.

The 24-year-old moved to the Catalan giants in July of 2018, for a sum of €35m.

ASNL were due 12% of that sale owing to a sell-on percentage fee clause negotiated in their transfer agreement with Sevilla, €3.7m to be precise.

Sevilla contested this, arguing that Barcelona’s activation of the player’s release clause did not formally count as a transfer. They lost the legal battle.

Sevilla now have 45 days to pay Nancy the €3.7m.

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