Several European clubs, including Anderlecht, face severe sanctions from FIFA for making international transfers of minors, Saturday reports Le Soir and De Standaard on the basis of documents Football Leaks.
FIFA's Integrity and Compliance Department, which ensures that the football club complies with applicable rules, is considering a fine of 215,000 Swiss francs (around 188,000 euros) and a transfer ban for the entire transfer period for Anderlecht. At issue: the transfer of four minors who arrived in Anderlecht between 2011 and 2014: Congo Chancel Mbemba (who arrived in 17 in 2011), Romania Dragos Stefan Cojocaru (15 in 2012), United States Patrick Tshiani (16) in 2011) and Nepal Bimar Magar (16 years in 2014).
According to FIFA, Anderlecht and other major European clubs have not carefully respected the rules regarding the transfer of minors. While the investigation is complete, no decision has been taken in January 2018 by the FIFA Discipline Committee.
Antwerp, which faces a fine of 115,000 Swiss francs (€ 100,940) and Zulte Waregem, who can pay 80,000 Swiss francs (70,220 euros), will also be in a FIFA shot for the transfer of Serginio Martial (arriving in Antwerp for age 15), Robert Roosen (14 year in 2013) and Jordi Ewanena (17 years in 2012) on the Antwerp side and Daniel and Joel Tshiani (15 years when they arrived in 2013) on the Flemish side.