Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
End of Tevez Saga in Sight for West Ham
Evening Standard, February 14th, 2013 1:01PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  england

MOST COMMENTED

West Ham United will finally bring a close to the costly Carlos Tevez affair this summer, when the English Premier League club pays the final installment -- worth $9.3 million -- of the $28 million compensation deal it agreed to pay Sheffield United in 2009, which is due in July.

Tevez played a crucial role in keeping West Ham in the Premier League in 2007, scoring the winning goal for the Hammers against Manchester Untied in the final game of that season, which led to West Ham’s survival and Sheffield United’s relegation. However, a few weeks before that game, West Ham was fined $7.75 million after a Premier League inquiry found that Tevez’s contract was in breach of a league rule governing third-party ownership. Controversially, the club was not deducted points, and the Argentine was allowed to continue playing in its final three games of the season.

After its relegation in 2007, Sheffield United took the case to an independent tribunal, which found that Tevez had been ineligible to play, as third-party ownership is prohibited in England. As a result, West Ham was ordered to pay the hefty fine. The $9.5 million installment will be hugely important to Sheffield United, now in League One, England’s third division. Last year, the club reported a $20 million loss.

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Cal South TOPSoccer Program Turns 25    
"We're all soccer players, special needs or not," says Sandy Castillo, chair of the Cal South ...
How Neymar Played in Childhood     
Neyrmar: "I used to pick up the ball, set up the furniture and go around dribbling ...
Roma Partnering with U.S. Youth Clubs    
Italian Serie A club Roma, which has American ownership, aims to forge partnerships with seven U.S. ...
LVG: Falcao "Has to Prove Himself"    
Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal has responded to criticism over dropping Radamel Falcao by claiming ...
Report: Adidas to Assist Messi Move?    
According to Spanish sports daily AS, Lionel Messi's sponsor Adidas could be the key to the ...
Toure Admits Man City Future in Doubt     
Speaking ahead of the opening games of the African Nations' Cup in Equatorial Guinea this weekend, ...
Ronaldo Blasts 'Defensive' Atleti Tactics    
Cristiano Ronaldo blasted Atletico Madrid for its unattractive style after the Rojiblancos ousted Real Madrid from ...
Fabian Johnson's 'Spat' with 'Gladbach Coach Favre    
According to Bild, USA defender Fabian Johnson is in a "spat" with Borussia Monchengladbach coach Lucien ...
Serie A to Introduce Goal-Line Technology     
Serie A will introduce goal-line technology next season after the Italian soccer federation (FIGC) gave its ...
Ronaldo: Cristiano Junior Prefers Messi     
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, who on Monday was named the 2014 Ballon D'Or winner, revealed ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives