Rapid Vienna say they have still not been paid by Rangers for Nikica Jelavic
RAPID VIENNA say they are still owed over £1m for the transfer of striker Nikica Jelavic to the oldco Rangers.
The Austrian side say they have not been paid or informed if they will receive the remaining £1,011,733 from the £4m sale of the striker two years ago.
Rapid have informed FIFA about the issue after becoming aware that Green’s new administration were settling some of the debts of the oldco Rangers noting that the position of foreign debtors had yet to be clarified.
The club spoke out yesterday in light of club chief executive Charles Green’s assertions that all money owed by the liquidated Rangers had now been paid to Scottish clubs.
Dundee United have disputed this claim although Rangers say the £31,000 owed to the Tannadice club should have been paid by the SPL out of last season’s prize money.
Rangers have 15 days to pay Rapid or they could face punishment from FIFA.
Peter Klinglmiller, director of communications for Rapid, told The Herald: “The new owners at Rangers have said that it is important that every football debt is paid and we want that to be done for us now, especially as Jelavic is now with Everton.
“We have to be treated fairly over this. The last installment of Jelavic’s transfer fee has to be paid by the end of August. There is still time for the money to be paid.”
Croatian international Jelavic was sold by former owner Craig Whyte to Everton in January for £5.5M with the Ibrox club going into administration the following month.
It is understood Green is attempting to retrieve the money from the Jelavic deal.
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