Gangwon FC took a breather from running the club by accepting the transfer fee of Lim Chae-min, which they had not received for a year.
In a phone call with Dong-A Ilbo on the 27th, Kim Byeong-ji, CEO of Gangwon FC, said, “On the 24th, China’s Shenzhen FC paid a total of 1.19 million dollars (approximately 1.55 billion won) by adding interest and penalty to Lim Chae-min’s transfer fee of 770,000 dollars (approximately 1 billion won). All paid,” he said. Lim Chae-min left for Shenzhen in April of last year, but Gangwon had not received 770,000 dollars of the transfer fee.
Unable to wait, Gangwon filed a complaint with the International Football Federation (FIFA) and received a decision in November of last year to pay the overdue transfer fee. The FIFA dispute mediation agency accepted Gangwon’s claim and ordered it to pay an additional 500 million won, including interest and penalties, and banned the recruitment of players from Shenzhen, but the Shenzhen side continued to remain silent. While the payment of the transfer fee was delayed, rumors of the disbanding of Shenzhen FC (reported on page 23 of the Dong-A Ilbo on the 17th) increased anxiety in Gangwon, which had budgeted under the premise that they would receive the transfer fee.
Fortunately, receiving the transfer fee this time gave Gangwon a breather. CEO Kim said, “Ten days ago, I got a call from Shenzhen that they would pay only $100,000 first, and then they said they would pay up to $200,000 first.먹튀검증” We confirmed Shenzhen’s willingness to do so, and then we were directly contacted by the Shenzhen representative and proceeded with negotiations.”