Malaga confirm CAS appeal

Malaga have confirmed that they have received and will be appealing UEFA’s reasoning for why they are banned from European competition next year.

The club are provisionally suspended from competing in the next European club competition that they otherwise qualify for during a period of the next four seasons, as punishment for ‘overdue payables’.

UEFA were reported as having sent them detailed reasoning explaining this move earlier this week and, in confirming receipt of this, Malaga have stated that they will be proceeding with an appeal in the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Malaga’s statement posted on their website today explained that the letter received from UEFA refers ‘primarily to an interpretation of Spanish tax legislation’ and that the club ‘reiterates its compliance with the required parameters in Financial Fair Play’.

This latter point is where the club then go on to confirm that they will be arguing to CAS, within the timeframe for such action to take place. It is believed that the club’s legal team have 10 days to take UEFA to CAS.