Previous
Celta Vigo
Almeria
0
1
FT
Game Details
Mainz
Bayern Munich
1
2
FT
Game Details
Lens
Nice
2
0
FT
Game Details
Millwall
Bolton Wanderers
0
1
FT
Game Details
FC Porto
Vitoria Setubal
4
0
FT
Game Details
Next

Saints rule out Sneijder

Transfers
Read

Bayern hope to sign Odegaard

Transfers
Read

Ramos confident of new deal

Real Madrid
Read
ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

FIFA alerted to transfer scam

FIFA has been alerted after a rogue group offered Tottenham the chance to sign FC Twente striker Luc Castaignos using falsified documents.

Spurs were offered the chance to sign former Inter Milan striker Luc Castaignos.
Spurs were offered the chance to sign former Inter Milan striker Luc Castaignos.

The Dutch football employers’ organisation, FBO, has also warned three agents over the matter after Twente chairman Joop Munsterman’s signature was apparently forged for a false mandate document authorising Castaignos’ sale.

Voetbal International reported on Monday that the ruse had emerged when Spurs were contacted by a Croatian negotiator claiming the Netherlands under-21 international was available for transfer.

However, the Daily Telegraph reports that Spurs -- having good links with Twente following the Nacer Chadli transfer in the summer as well as being familiar with one of Castaignos’ agents -- became suspicious and contacted the Eredivisie club.

Twente issued a statement on Wednesday confirming that the FBO had alerted the Dutch football federation (KNVB) and asked UEFA and FIFA to take the appropriate measures.

Twente’s finance and control manager Gert-Jan Nijweide added: “We were recently informed about this scam via an English club and subsequently contacted the FBO. The people who have been using this falsified document have been sent a letter ordering them to stop immediately.”

The FBO’s Serge Rossmeisl told Voetbal International: “We have written a letter to these guys letting them know that they are using a forged document and demanding that they cease to do so immediately.

“It’s a very unusual case. I’ve worked here for 12 years without coming across anything like this.”

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.