FIFA suspends Senegal’s Pape Gueye amid investigation into Watford midfielder’s move to Marseille
FIFA suspends Senegalese football star Pape Gueye as part of the investigation into the midfielder’s transfer from Watford to Marseille just 17 hours after he signed for a Premier League club
- FIFA bans Marseille’s Pape Gueye from playing pending investigation
- Watford signed the Senegal international on a free transfer in July 2020
- Gueye signed a £45,000-a-week deal but signed for Marseille 17 hours later
- The Hornets were still able to claim compensation for the transfer of Gueye
FIFA have reportedly suspended Marseille midfielder Pape Gueye as part of their investigation into his transfer to Ligue 1 club Watford in 2020.
The suspension means that Gueye, who is currently competing in the Africa Cup of Nations with Senegal, cannot take part in any competition until further notice.
The 22-year-old came off the bench for Senegal’s 1-0 win over Zimbabwe on Monday but was not in the squad for their 0-0 draw with Guinea on Friday.
Pape Gueye (left) has been suspended from football by FIFA pending an investigation
‘There were problems between Watford and Marseille over a transfer [and] FIFA suspended him,’ Senegal coach Aliou Cisse said.
Gueye joined the Hornets in the summer of 2020 on a free transfer from French side Le Havre but was sold to Marseille just 17 hours later.
Despite his incredibly short stint as a Watford player, the Premier League club were able to claim compensation as the Senegal international signed a pre-contract with them in January 2020.
The midfielder signed from Watford on July 1, 2020 but was sold to Marseille 17 hours later
The Senegal international claimed he was ill-advised after joining the Hornets
But Watford were still able to claim compensation from the Ligue 1 giants in the bizarre saga
Gueye reportedly signed a £45,000-a-week deal with Watford in the summer of that year and was registered as a player on July 1, 2020. However, according to the Mirror the player later claimed that he had been badly advised.
Less than a day after being officially introduced as a Watford player, Gueye has revealed he has agreed to join Marseille.
“Very happy and proud to announce my signing at Olympique de Marseille for the next four years,” he wrote on Instagram, captioning a photo of him wearing the League giants’ training top. 1.