By Damian Spellman, Pa
Published: 15:59 BST, 14 August 2019 | Updated: 16:00 BST, 14 August 2019
Sunderland have paid out more than £335,000 to Velez Sarsfield to settle their claim over Ricky Alvarez following a lengthy legal wrangle, the Argentinian club have announced.
The Black Cats have handed over £335,330 (€362,500) under the FIFA solidarity mechanism, which compensates clubs who have helped to develop players, as part of their ill-fated move for the winger in 2014.
A statement on the club's official website said: 'After an arduous negotiation without results, Velez raised a claim before FIFA on 03/25/2019, obtaining the collection of its percentage under the