Last month, Major League Soccer (MLS) confirmed the ongoing investigation over the signing of Blaise Matuidi, who joined the American club from Juventus with a possible breach of the governing body’s rule.
Announced on March 1 last year, MLS ruled that each team is allowed two high-priced designated players, whose wages exceed the league's salary cap. A third player will be allowed if the club pays a $150,000 fee to the league split among the other sides.
Inter Miami announced that Blaise Matuidi signed with targeted allocation money (a TAM deal) as they already had their full quota of designated players, Matias Pellegrini, Rodolfo Pizarro from Monterrey, and Gonzalo Higuain.
Hence, the club has violated the designated player limit by signing the 2018 World Cup winner.
The final results of the investigation, including sanctions, will be announced in due course by MLS.
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