Berlin (dpa) – In the legal dispute between Max Kruse and his former club Fenerbahce Istanbul, the world association FIFA has now decided in favor of the football professional of 1. FC Union Berlin.
According to information from dpa, the Turkish club’s claim of millions is off the table and Kruse can even expect an additional payment of his salary.
This has been determined by the FIFA Dispute Settlement Chamber. The decision can still be appealed. There is no official announcement from the world association. First, the “Kicker” and the “Bild” newspaper reported on the decision.
Ex-national player Kruse had resigned Fenerbahce over alleged outstanding salaries and then moved to the Berlin Bundesliga club at no charge. 1. FC Union announced in the summer that Fenerbahce had deposited the documents necessary to issue the gaming license. However, the Istanbul club has filed a lawsuit against Kruse for unlawful termination with FIFA. The amounts were not officially stated.
Kruse is currently healing a torn muscle fiber that the 32-year-old suffered in the Berlin derby against Hertha BSC. With six goals and five direct goal preparations, the forward played a key role in Iron’s side surprising the competition in their second season after promotion. For the next home game on Friday (8.30 p.m. / ZDF and DAZN) against Borussia Dortmund, Union is sixth in the table, just four points behind BVB fourth.