Tottenham Hotspur, where Son Heung-min plays, could face disciplinary action just like Everton. The Toffees dealt with an “unlicensed” agent in the 2008 signing of Jermain Defoe, and the English Football Association (FA) has strict rules for agent violations.
Everton have been severely punished with a 10-point deduction for breaking the rules. The Premier League (PL) secretariat announced on its website on Sunday (July 17), “Everton have been deducted 10 points. An independent committee has deducted 10 points from Everton for breaching the PL Profitability and Sustainability Rules (PSR),” the organization announced.
According to an announcement from the PL Secretariat, Everton incurred losses above the threshold allowed by the PSRs during the period ending the 2021-22 season, and the committee concluded that Everton should have 10 points deducted. Everton’s losses for the period amounted to £124.5 million, which is more than the £105 million allowed by the PSR.
Worst for Everton. The points deduction drops Everton to 19th in the league. The Toffees, who were 14th in the league with four wins, two draws, and six losses, are now down to four points, a 10-point drop. The Toffees have the same number of points as last-place Burnley, but have a superior goal difference.
Everton will appeal the decision, but regardless of the outcome, they have now been penalized with a point deduction for breaking the rules. This has led to claims that Chelsea and Man City, who have also been accused of breaching Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations, are also likely to be punished.
Then came the shocking report that Tottenham could also be fined. “The English Football Association is investigating allegations that Tottenham seriously breached its rules on agents during the signing of Defoe in 2008. The investigation found that Defoe, Tottenham chairman Levy and manager Harry Redknapp all dealt with unlicensed agents,” the Times reported. 토토사이트
“The FA has previously penalized clubs with points deductions and banned managers for breaches of its agent rules, and non-compliance is taken very seriously.” In the worst case scenario, relegation is possible.