Which Premier League club are about to become £30m lighter?
West Ham lose out in Carlos Tevez appeal
Sheffield Utd chairman Kevin McCabe has confirmed that an independent tribunal ruled in favour of his club over the Carlos Tevez saga. Lord Griffiths was overseeing proceedings, and decided that West Ham would have earned at least three fewer points in 2006/07season if Carlos Tevez had not been playing for the club. Accordingly, a hefty sum has been demanded by Sheffield Utd:
The compensation figure has yet to be set but United are reported to be demanding £30,396,897. Of that amount, £21,788,795 is for lost television and marketing money, along with lost bonus payments for league positions. Also included is a claim of a loss of £4m on the sale of Phil Jagielka to Everton.
This compensation ruling will come as a huge blow to the Hammers, who already forked out £5.5m in 2007 for ‘transfer irregularities’ over Tevez’s and javier Mascherano’s registrations. Still, it’s a lot better than getting relegated, right Blades fans?