The management of the Saudi Al-Nasr Football Club demanded the Moroccan striker, Abdel Razzaq Hamdallah, the value of the penalty clause agreed upon between them in the contract that the club unilaterally terminated three days ago.
Abdul Rahman Al-Hamidi, presenter of the “Shout” program on the Saudi “SSC” channel, said: “According to our sources, Al-Nasr Club demanded, Abdul Razzaq Hamdallah, to pay the penalty clause (20 million euros) or the amount of compensation that will be determined by the International Football Association.
Al-Nasr had confirmed, in an official statement last Tuesday, that he had terminated Hamdallah’s contract “for a legitimate legal reason and according to FIFA regulations,” stressing that he retained “all the financial and legal rights arising from (the termination of the contract) before the competent judicial authorities.”
The management of Al-Nasr Club terminated the contractual relationship with the Moroccan player Abdel Razzaq Hamdallah due to a legitimate legal reason and according to the regulations of the International Football Association.
Al-Nasr Club reserves all financial and legal rights arising from this before the competent judicial authorities. pic.twitter.com/v8DW8tOYVX
– Al Nasr Saudi Club (@AlNassrFC) November 23, 2021
Saudi reports indicated that the termination of Hamdallah’s contract may be due to his dispute with one of the officials in the Al-Nasr administration.
Al-Bilad newspaper said that the termination of Hamdallah’s contract may be due to documented messages sent by the Moroccan striker to one of the administrators at Al-Nasr Club, where he uttered inappropriate words, and accordingly the player’s contract was terminated.
The level of the 30-year-old Moroccan striker declined, after he was eliminated from the competition for the top scorer in the Saudi League last season, and only scored three goals in the competition this season, and is surpassed by the Brazilian Anderson Talisca, the newcomer to Al-Nasr, who scored five goals.
Hamdallah, who contributed greatly to Al Nasr winning the Saudi League title in the 2018-2019 season, scoring 35 goals and being crowned the competition’s top scorer, joined the team in the summer of 2018, coming from the Qatari club Al Rayyan.