NEC Nijmegen have been fined by the KNVB for breaching rules with the transfer of Joris Delle from RC Lens.

  • By Nicholas Koopman

imageNEC Nijmegen are currently a category one club, which are a club in financial difficulty, under the KNVB financial reporting system. Therefore, as a result, before any transfer over €50,000 can be completed it must first be sanctioned by the football association.

The strict rules around transfers are imposed on category one clubs, to help improve their financial position within three years, in order to ensure the future of top flight football in the Netherlands.

However, following the signing of goalkeeper Joris Delle this summer, N.E.C have been fined €22,625 for failing to declare transfer policy. The fine is half of the maximum the KNVB can impose for breaches in policy, but will no doubt hurt N.E.C as they bid to improve the clubs finances and move out of trouble.

A spokeswoman for NEC reacted to the fine saying the situation was a result of a quickly arranged transfer saying “We urgently needed a goalkeeper and also knew that we had in this case to give notification. At that time, we had no one to address the committee, which we have kept a written record.”

This breach isn’t the first time N.E.C have been fined for beaching imposed sanctions, last August the club was also fined for not seeking permission to sign Janio Bikel.

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