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Football club pays wrong team for player
Glenn Harper

Football club pays wrong team for player

Published: 12 Apr 2012 10:44 GMT+02:00
Updated: 12 Apr 2012 10:44 GMT+02:00

Toulouse football club almost lost close to a million euros after it paid the wrong club for a new player.

Europe 1 reported that the transfer of Turkish striker Umut Bulut nearly cost more than planned after an accounting error.

Bulut was bought by Ligue 1 team Toulouse from the Turkish club Trabzonspor for €3.8 million ($5 million) last July.

The transfer was paid for in instalments, with a first payment of €800,000.

A Turkish website claims that while the payment was made on the right date, it was sent to the wrong team.

The recipient of the €800,000 was another Turkish team, Ankaragücü. 

Bulut played for the team earlier in his career, from 2003 to 2006.

Luckily for Toulouse, the management at Ankaragücü are honest folk and were happy to refund the payment.

29-year-old Bulut has made 26 appearances for the French team since arriving and has scored four goals.

He also plays for the Turkish national team.

 

Matthew Warren (news@thelocal.fr)

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