Just days after Everton were docked ten points for breaching financial rules, Tottenham could face a similar punishment.
As the English medium The Times reports , Tottenham must be fined for the transfer of legendary footballer Jermaine Defoe in January 2008, in which unlicensed agent Mitchell Thomas participated.
Almost 16 years ago, Defoe was transferred from Tottenham to Portsmouth for 9.3 million euros and only now it was revealed that Mitchell was involved in this deal.
This is why the Football Association of England is ready to review everything that happened in January 2008, the evidence will be examined and it is certain that the consequences will be borne by the three parties involved in the transfer – Tottenham, Portsmouth and Defoe .
It is also interesting that Defoe returned to Tottenham from Portsmouth in January 2009 for €16.4 million, so the London club lost around €7 million on him in less than a year.
Due to an identical situation with an unlicensed agent, a few years ago, Luton, now a member of the Premier League, was fined ten points.
Defoe has 361 appearances with the Tottenham shirt where he has scored 140 goals and made 31 assists. He also appeared with the England national team, where he scored 20 goals in 56 appearances.
Tottenham are currently fourth in English football’s top flight with 26 points and a potential penalty would deal them a ‘severe blow’ in their fight to qualify for European competition.