Leeds United news: Pundit delivers verdict on claims to sue Everton
Tony Cascarino has delivered his verdict on Leeds United, Southampton, Burnley and Leicester City suing Everton for compensation post relegation.
Everton have been alleged to not be able to afford that compensation which has been claimed in reports by talkSPORT to be at £100million per club.
Cascarino believes that it’s scary for the Toffees but a case can be made for the Whites and other clubs as it did lead to them being relegated – whereas a points deduction could’ve been applied for that season and not the current one.
He said, “It’s quite a scary prospect. I always get concerned when everything goes so legal and everyone is chasing or going after you – which might be the golden goose for some clubs.
“Their fans will be saying ‘It cost us relegation. We lost money.’
“They’ll look at it that way and they’ll state their case.”
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It seems evident that Leeds United does intend to seek compensation, asserting that they have been victims of Everton’s cheating.
The intention is to pursue a financial claim for the losses suffered due to Leeds’ relegation from the Premier League.
Supported by clubs like Leicester, Southampton, and Burnley, all of whom experienced relegation during that period, the group believes it has a robust case, given that the Toffees gained a sporting advantage through their rule breach.
The prospect of claiming financial recompense from Everton appears promising, and Leeds has every intention of pursuing this course of action when the opportunity arises in the coming months.
An appeal will be made and given the backlash the Premier League has received, they may reverse their decision or give a more lenient punishment.
Leeds are well within their rights to seek compensation for it and if they get their way, it’s windfall that can help them get back to the Premier League.
In other Leeds United news, sources reveal that the Whites want to sign an EFL ‘Star’ and his club may be forced to sell him in January.