By Dan Plumley

8th Jun, 2023 | 7:10pm

We’re delighted to welcome football finance expert Dr Daniel Plumley as our exclusive columnist. Each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at Leeds United...

Dan Plumley has insisted that Leeds United already have a problem with any potential legal fight over Everton and their FFP charges.

The Daily Mail has reported that the Premier League and Everton both face being sued by clubs involved in the relegation fight last season.

Plumley admitted it is about proving you would have stayed up if the Toffees were hit by a points deduction, but Leicester finished above Leeds, making that irrelevant now.

“That is the challenge with this one,” he exclusively told MOT Leeds News.

“We saw it last season with Leeds and Burnley, threatening Everton over the same thing and as soon as Leeds stay up, they lost interest in that legal case.

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You do get this, but it is very unlikely given we have never seen anything come from it in previous threats or anything like that. Also, finishing 19th creates a problem there as you’re trying to prove you would have stayed up if Everton were docked points, and if that was to happen, Leeds would still have been relegated as Leicester would have finished on more points.

I just think when you tie all of those things in together, it is unlikely. I understand why the threat is there as there is a big cloud hanging over Everton in terms of point deductions and FFP, but given what we have seen, it seems unlikely that anything would come from it.”

It is time to move on from this and it looks as though that has happened with The 49ers Enterprises agreeing to a £170million takeover with Andrea Radrizzani.

That is over £200million less than what it could have been as a Premier League club, with the Championship status firmly hitting home already.

In other Leeds United news, the club may now face a losing battle to keep their star player at Elland Road beyond the summer transfer window.