Celta and Rayo fined over transfers

Spanish clubs Celta Vigo and Rayo Vallecano have been fined by FIFA over the use of third parties in transfers, it has been confirmed.

Rayo, who are currently sitting second in Spain’s second tier, have been fined €45,000 for using “contracts that allowed a third party to influence the independence of the club, as well as for not registering a property agreement of an existing third party and for not entering the correct and mandatory information in ITMS.”

Celta have been slapped with a €55,000 fine for “signing a contract that allowed SL Benfica to influence the club's independence as well as for using ITMS as a negotiation tool.”

Lisbon-based Portuguese giants Sporting CP and Benfica have also been fined, along with Qatari club Al Arabi.

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