Players warned of moves to Cyprus, Greece, Turkey
The international footballers’ union FIFPro is advising players
not to sign for most clubs in Cyprus, Greece and Turkey because of
unpaid wages and bonuses.
FIFPro says it cautions players ”about the bad behavior of
clubs” in those countries which have not qualified for UEFA
competitions. Clubs entering the Champions League and Europa League
face UEFA sanctions for unpaid wages.
The warning was issued Wednesday as the summer transfer window
approaches its hectic final days.
FIFPro says the Netherlands players’ union estimates that at
least half of its members moving to Cyprus, Greece or Turkey will
have ”serious problems” with non-payment.
FIFPro says some clubs promise ”fabulous wages, a luxurious
home, ambitious plans, a bonus for signing a contract, a bonus
scheme or a percentage of a future transfer payment.”