Commissioner stops at Twente due to sensitive transfer of Ugalde to Russia | Football

Commissioner stops at Twente due to sensitive transfer of Ugalde to Russia | Football
Commissioner stops at Twente due to sensitive transfer of Ugalde to Russia | Football
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A member of the supervisory board (SB) of FC Twente has resigned due to the controversial transfer of Manfred Ugalde to the Russian Spartak Moscow, the club reported on Saturday.

It’s about John Bierling. The 58-year-old Bierling, who has been on the Twente Supervisory Board since 2021, is active in daily life at NOC*NSF. Due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Dutch sports association is imposing conditions on the participation of Russian athletes and administrators.

“For Bierling, a possible sale of Ugalde to Spartak Moscow is not compatible with the principles of NOC*NSF and with his own principles regarding the Russian invasion of Ukraine. That is why he chose to resign from his position before making a decision on the transfer “, reports FC Twente.

The sale of Ugalde to Spartak Moscow caused a lot of commotion, because FC Twente did business with a Russian club. However, the transfer could go ahead because the owner of Spartak Moscow is not on the European sanctions list.

FC Twente received 13 million euros for Ugalde, one of the highest transfer fees ever in club history. Only for the transfer of Dusan Tadic to Southampton in 2014 did the Eredivisie club receive more money: 14 million euros.

Due to bonuses, Ugalde’s transfer fee could rise to 15 million euros. Twente immediately anticipated Ugalde’s departure by renting Myron Boadu from AS Monaco until the end of the season. Boadu was immediately accurate against RKC Waalwijk on his debut on Saturday.

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