Aris face risk of FIBA transfer ban
The Thessaloniki outfit are at risk of a transfer ban due to an unsettled debt with a former player for the club…
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Aris are at severe risk of being slapped with a transfer ban by FIBA over an unsettled debt with former player, Vassilis Kavvadas.
The Thessaloniki outfit had until 5 January to provide the funds, 70.000, to settle the case which stems from unpaid salary payments to Kavvadas.
Kavvadas signed a two-year contract with the club in July 2016, but his contract was terminated after just one season at Alexandreio – paving the way for move to Aris’ Greek Basket League rivals, AEK.
To further compound problems for Aris’ brass, FIBA also accepted an appeal from another former Aris player, Tadija Dragicevic. The 31-year-old Serbian was part of Aris’ squad last season, and has a similar unsettled debt owed to him. The fallout led Dragicevic to leave Thessaloniki and sign with Turkish Super League side Yeşilgiresun Belediye last summer.
The transfer ban Aris are expected to face is to expect to be limited to international transfers, but that might still allow the club to sign domestic players as long as they are free agents at the time of negotiation.
Aris currently sit in 11th place in the Greek Basket League, just one point out of a play-off spot but also just two points above the relegation zone.