Inter Miami, under David Beckham, have been found at fault by MLS for breaking a rulebook with the signing of French midfielder Blaise Matuidi last season.
As a result, the team bought out the contract of Argentine midfielder Matias Pellegrini. For the moment, the latter is on loan at Fort Lauderdale, a team which has ties to Inter Miami as an organization in the USL.
The League said the final report of the investigation, which will include all sanctions, will be known in the near future.
When he arrived from Juventus on August 13, Matuidi was reportedly contracted with “Targeted Allocation Money” (TAM). However, MLS determined that the 33-year-old Frenchman represented a designated player which brought Inter Miami’s account to four, while the allowable limit is three.
Miami had in its ranks under the label of designated player Pellegrini, midfielder Rodolfo Pizarro and Argentinian Gonzalo Higuain. Matuidi was not billed as a designated player and the fault was noted by MLS.