CAS throws out Galatasaray claim over Ribery

25th April 2007, Comments 0 comments

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, April 25, 2007 (AFP) - World sport's top court on Wednesday dismissed an appeal by Turkish club Galatasary against French international Franck Ribery's move to Marseille in 2005.

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, April 25, 2007 (AFP) - World sport's top court on Wednesday dismissed an appeal by Turkish club Galatasary against French international Franck Ribery's move to Marseille in 2005.

The Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS) said in a statement that Ribery had terminated his contract with the Turkish club on just grounds, and that Galatasaray was not entitled to any compensation.

The 26-year-old midfielder had signed a three-and-a-half year deal with the Turkish side in January 2005 before signing up with Marseille just five months later.

Galatasaray had claimed that Ribery was at fault when he broke his contract having not been paid for over four months. The Istanbul side was reportedly claiming 10 million euros in compensation from Marseille.

The Turkish club appealed to CAS after football's world governing body FIFA dismissed their case last November.

Ribery, who has generated strong interest from Lyon, Real Madrid and Arsenal, is again under the transfer spotlight after Marseille president Pape Diouf signalled that he would let his star winger leave at the end of the season if he wants.


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