Simon Jordan fails to see Leeds United winning any compensation from Everton as the Yorkshire club plans to sue the Premier League side for their financial breaches.
Everton were docked 10 points on Friday (17 November) after they were found guilty of breaking the Premier League’s profit and sustainability rules.
The Daily Mail reported that Leeds – along with Burnley and Leicester – intended to sue Everton for £100million each because they were relegated from the top flight during the period in which the Blues admitted to breaking financial guidelines.
However, talkSPORT host Jordan doesn’t believe Leeds will win anything from their compensation case.
Speaking to the Mail on Sunday (19 November, page 103), Jordan said: “The challenge for Everton now is what to do next. Do they really want this delayed and hanging over them when the best course of action might be to take their medicine? Despite the penalty, they are still only two points adrift of safety and given the struggles of the promoted clubs, it might be an idea to take this one on the chin as I don’t see Everton going down.
“I also don’t see those clubs lining up to sue Everton getting very far.”
Everton released a statement on Friday to say they are “shocked and disappointed by the ruling of the Premier League’s Commission”.
Jordan took issue with the Merseyside club’s official word on the points deduction.
The ex-Crystal Palace owner added: “But they can’t be ‘shocked and horrified’ as their statement says. That is not steeped in any conviction. They admit they are guilty but the language suggests they should never have been found guilty of it! It makes no sense.”
It’s worth a shot
Leeds might as well press on with a suit against Everton because the Toffees overspent in the period leading up to the Whites being relegated from the Premier League.
A lot of those goals they scored and points were won by players whose wages contributed to Everton breaking the Premier League’s financial rules.
Leeds were a victim of this.
People will have probably lost jobs at Elland Road or had pay cuts as a result of the relegation to the Championship – partially caused by Everton’s rule-breaking.
It’s hard to see why everyone is complaining about a 10-point deduction. It’s the least they deserve.
We get that Evertonians are probably equally as angry about the allegations against Manchester City and Chelsea going, so far, unresolved. But that doesn’t take away from the fact that they broke the rules and they’re going to get away with it scot-free unless Leeds, Leicester and Burnley can take millions from them in compensation.
Everton won’t go down this season due to their 10-point deduction. But they might do in the future if they’re sued for £300million, their takeover collapses and they get another nine points taken away for going into administration.
In other Leeds United news, the Whites could be pushing Everton towards the financial abyss with yet another points deduction now on the cards.