It’s been one and a half years since Richarlison moved from Fluminense to Watford, but the transfer is back being a hot topic in Brazil in the past few weeks.
As recently reported, Richarlison’s first club Real Noroeste have sued Fluminense for not paying the percentage, from the fee Watford paid, due for training compensation.
The judge of the case sided with Real Noroeste, and has now blocked all of Fluminense’s transfers until they pay the club what they’re due.
Today, UOL reports that the situation is affecting several players. Including those who have been loaned but can’t be registered by other clubs because the period to do so opened after the sanction.
Besides the loanees, the signings are also being affected. Manager Fernando Diniz can’t use any of the seven players who Fluminense brought for the 2019 season.
All Fluminense need to do to unblock the situation is to pay Real Noroeste £2.1m from the £11m they’ve made with Richarlison’s sale to Watford.
It’s worth recalling that the Rio de Janeiro club are also due part of the fee from the striker’s move to Everton, but Watford haven’t put up a fight against this and it’s assumed the money is paid.