Fifa have fined network club Sint-Truiden for breaching its third party rules.
Fifa state on their web site, 'Club K St Truidense VV of Belgium was sanctioned with a fine of CHF 60,000, a warning and a reprimand for breaching art. 18bis and art. 18ter par. 1 (2015 edition) of the Regulations. The club was found to be liable for entering into contracts that enabled a third party to influence the club’s independence in employment and transfer-related matters and entering into an agreement that assigns rights to a third party in relation to the future transfer of a player.'
So was the third party Roland?
Borja Garcia of the University of Loughborough has tweeted that the fines are relatively minor, but should be seen as a signal to clubs.