Hull City refuses to pay Barnsley £ 200,000 final transfer fee to protect Angus MacDonald who was diagnosed with cancer
- Angus MacDonald was diagnosed with early-stage colon cancer
- MacDonald joined Hull from Barnsley in 2018, but only made 13 appearances
- He was out for a year with deep venous thrombosis and has an iron deficiency
- Hull is supposed to owe Barnsley £ 200,000 to be paid in August
The final installation of Barnsley of a transfer fee for a player who has been diagnosed with cancer.
Sportsmail understands that Hull Barnsley owes around £ 200,000 for defending Angus MacDonald with the case that is now going to court.
Another of MacDonald & # 39; s former clubs, Torquay United, is due to what sources have said is a & # 39; vital & # 39; sum – estimated to be around £ 20,000 – due to a sales clause.
It is thought that Hull claimed that Barnsley had not disclosed that the 27-year-old had an iron deficiency when he moved between the clubs.
Hull agreed to a payment that was presumably around £ 750,000 in January last year and the final payment was due on August 31.
It was not forthcoming. On September 4, Hull published a statement revealing that the early stages of colon cancer had been established at MacDonald. He was offside for almost a year due to deep venous thrombosis and has 13 appearances for the club with his last arrival in April 2018.
Barnsley and Torquay refused to comment.
Hull said they could not comment on the fact that it was an & # 39; legal issue & # 39;
Prior to his move to Hull, then-Barnsley head coach Paul Heckingbottom, publicly cited an iron deficiency as the reason MacDonald did not make the team at Oakwell in the final stages of his time there.
The player himself begged to differ in an interview in a subsequent Hull match program, in which tests during his medical tests & # 39; towering & # 39; levels had been demonstrated.
After cancer diagnosis, MacDonald checked the hospital and posted a challenging post on Instagram, stating that he & # 39; was ready to fight this head & # 39 ;.
He added: & # 39; I'm going to do what I can to get back to full health and back on the pitch. & # 39;
MacDonald & # 39; s girlfriend, the 2008 X Factor winner Alexandra Burke, also went to social media to show her support.
Cardiff faces a transfer ban for THREE WINDOWS if they do not pay Nantes the first tranche of £ 5.2 million of the transfer costs of Emiliano Sala
- Cardiff did not convince FIFA to Nantes to hold liable for the death of Emiliano Sala
- Club was ordered to pay the first installment of the transfer costs of Emiliano Sala
- get a transfer ban with three windows they do not comply with the ruling
Cardiff face to three connection ban for unless they pay the first installment of the transfer contribution for Emiliano Sala to Nantes.
The Argentinian, 28, died when the light plane was traveling from France collapsed on January 21 this year on the English Channel in
Cardiff and Nantes could not reach an amicable conclusion about the financial aspects of the move, so the case came before the status committee of the players (PSC) of world government FIFA .
FIFA announced that Cardiff had been ordered to pay the first installment of Sala & # 39; s transfer costs – six million euros. a prohibition on registering new players, whether national or international, until the amounts owed are paid and for the maximum duration of three full and consecutive registration periods. & # 39;
More to follow.
Cardiff will appeal to CAS for FIFA & # 39; s order to first pay £ 5.3 million instalation of Emiliano Sala & # 39; s £ 15 million transfer fee to Nantes after the tragic death of the English spire crash Channel
- Cardiff appeals against FIFA's decision to pay for the first part of the transfer of Emiliano Sala
- FIFA has Cardiff ordered to pay £ 5 million for the transfer of Emiliano Sala
- Both clubs are in discussion about what the club in Wales owes to the deal
The Argentinian striker died tragically in a plane crash over the English channel
The club said they & # 39; very disappointed & # 39; were by the decision and said they will bring the case to court. Arbitration for sports.
Cardiff has been criticized for their attitude, given the tragic death of the 28-year-old Room in a plane crash in January.
However, they claim that Club & # 39; s room record £ 15m transfer & # 39; void & # 39; has been declared and that the agreements & # 39; have never been completed & # 39 ;.
The statement about what Cardiff Nantes owed was made by the FIFA Players & Status Committee, which met last week in an effort to resolve a lengthy dispute between the two clubs.
Their decision only corresponded to the first installation of the transfer, with a second installation reportedly in January 2020.
A statement from Cardiff City said: & # 39; After the update of FIFA about their announcement regarding the transfer of Emiliano Sala, Cardiff City Football Club will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
& # 39; Cardiff City FC is very disappointed with the decision of the Players Status Committee to award against the club. It appears that the committee has drawn its conclusion on a narrow aspect of the general dispute, without taking into account the full documentation that Cardiff City FC has presented to FIFA.
& # 39; Nevertheless, there remains clear evidence that the transfer agreement has never been completed in accordance with several contractual requirements that Nantes has requested, thereby canceling it.
& # 39; We will appeal to CAS to make a decision that will consider all relevant contractual information and provide clarity about the full legal situation between our two clubs.
This is a complex issue that includes ongoing civil and criminal considerations, both in the UK and abroad, that are likely to affect the validity of the transfer. It is therefore vital that a full judgment is made after a full assessment and review of the facts. "
Nantes did not respond to a request for comment.