CA Osasuna have confirmed they’ve reached an agreement with AS Monaco and Brentford’s Álvaro Fernández over the goalkeeper’s disputed transfer to the French club in 2017.
The Bees took the 23-year-old on a loan deal from SD Huesca in the summer and as part of the agreement, they have an option to make his stay permanent at the end of this season.
Huesca signed the custodian from Monaco in 2019, two years after they initially took him from the Navarre based club.
According to AS, Osasuna president Luis Sabalza has been fighting the legal battle over the keeper’s transfer to Monaco for years.
It’s claimed they filed a lawsuit at the Tribunal Laboral de Navarra, with an aim of ‘exhausting the avenues to obtain financial compensation in defence of their interests’.
The Spanish club now ‘positively values the agreement’ they reached with Monaco and the Bees man, despite the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s [CAS] initial verdict being against them.
As per the deal, Monaco and Fernández have ‘will pay, in conciliatory terms’, €375,000 before December 15th.
With the latest agreement with Osasuna, Fernández can now put this behind him and focus on his loan spell at Brentford.