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Juventus in trouble over sanctions for transfer ofHan Kwang-song

Juventus are in trouble for violating sanctions laid out by the United Nations. The violations appear to have been conducted during the transfer of North Korean striker Han Kwang-song. After deciding to join the under 23 team with Juventus, Han Kwang-song signed a long-term contract with the Italian outfit in January 2020. The fee was around € 3.5 million. The player had already spent one half of the season with Juventus before coming up with this permanent deal. However, a lot of eyebrows were raised when the striker was sold just six days after signing this permanent deal to Qatari outfit Al-Duhail. The transfer fees was around € 5 million.

The transaction seems to have been in violation of the international sanctions that have imposed on North Korea. As a result of the sanction, many countries are not allowed to transact with North Korea and even North Korean citizens are not allowed to work abroad. The nuclear weapons program conducted by North Korea resulted in sanctions, which are being followed by different countries around the world. Al-Duhail, though, were able to secure a player who has shown a lot of promise. The North Korean has been playing in the Italian Serie A since 2017 when he joined Cagliari. He has since played for clubs like Perugia. At just 22 years old, he has already been able to pick up the Qatar Stars League title.

As a result of Italy and Qatar being part of the United Nations, the sanctions have to be followed by both nations before they think about employing North Korean citizens. It is not known whetherAl-Duhail and Juventus will face any repercussions when it comes to the transfer. The striker has been able to come up with three goals in his last 12 appearances for the Qatari outfit.