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CAS orders Lille to compensate Genk for Origi transfer

Court of Arbitration for Sport orders Lille to compensate Genk for signing Divock Origi

CAS orders Lille to compensate Genk for Origi transfer

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- The Court of Arbitration for Sport has ordered Lille to pay 300,000 euros ($337,000) to Genk for signing Belgium forward Divock Origi when he was 15.

CAS says its panel overturned a February 2014 ruling by FIFA that Genk was not entitled to compensation for training Origi.

The legal case began before Lille sold Origi to Liverpool in a 10 million pound ($15 million) transfer following the 2014 World Cup. Origi, now 20, signed a professional contract with Lille in 2010.

Genk argued that it was prevented by national laws from offering an equivalent contract to a minor.

Origi has not played for Liverpool, which loaned him back to Lille last season.


Updated : 2021-09-27 21:38 GMT+08:00