Premier League club slapped with fine over star on loan at Hull City from Liverpool

Hull City star Fabio Carvalho in action for the Tigers
Hull City star Fabio Carvalho in action for the Tigers -Credit:Alan Walter/REX/Shutterstock

Premier League outfit Fulham has been slapped with a £75,000 fine and a suspended transfer ban on signing academy players after being found guilty of breaching Premier League rules relating to the transfer of Fabio Carvalho.

The 21-year-old is currently on loan at Hull City in the Championship from Liverpool but left Craven Cottage in the summer of 2022 to join the Reds having joined Fulham from Balham Blazers in December 2014. During his spell on the Thames, he helped Marco Silva's side win promotion to the Premier League as champions, before making his move to Anfield.

Fulham's punishment relates to a payment made by the Cottagers to South London-based non-league outfit following Carvalho's switch to Merseyside.

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"The Premier League and Fulham FC have entered into a sanction agreement following the club’s accepted breaches of the Premier League Rules in relation to player registrations," a statement read.

"The club will face a six-month ban (suspended for one year) from registering any academy players currently or previously registered with another club and will pay a £75,000 fine. The suspended registration ban commenced on 15 April 2024.

"As required by the Premier League Rules, the sanction agreement has been ratified by three members of the Independent Judicial Panel."

Since joining City on loan in January, the Portuguese playmaker has played a pivotal role in helping the Tigers climb to seventh in the table and on the cusp of the top six with one game to play, scoring nine goals in 19 outings.