By Mark Smith

20th Nov, 2023 | 8:40am

Leeds United court papers kept under wraps now public after Everton saga

Bill Leckie has shared that court papers that had been kept under wraps including Leeds United have now been made public in the ongoing Everton saga.

The Premier League side has been docked 10 points for breaching profit and sustainability regulations, with a case now being made for potential compensation.

Leeds have been joined by Leicester, Southampton, Nottingham Forest and Burnley as the Toffees may have given themselves an unfair financial advantage in relegation races.

He wrote for the Scottish Sun: “Look at what has happened since Friday’s punishment was announced.

“Separate court papers, kept under wraps until this first ruling was made public, revealed Leeds, Leicester, Southampton, Nottingham Forest and Burnley all have a case for compensation on the basis that Everton gave themselves an unfair financial advantage in relegation scraps.

“The bill for that could come to as much as £300m which, given Everton’s self-admittedly perilous financial position, could be enough to push them into administration, which would cost them another nine points.”


In a potential war that started under the ownership of Andrea Radrizzani, it appears as though the 49ers Enterprises and Paraag Marathe have picked up the baton.

The Americans will have more financial clout behind them, and one would assume better lawyers equipped to deal with this potential battle moving forward.

If Everton are not successful with their appeal which is expected, we could see Leeds and these other mentioned clubs in court looking to pile more misery on the Toffees.

In what has been described as compensation worth up to £300million, Everton could find themselves in a lot of trouble if they are also forced to deal with that.

This is one to keep an eye on in the background, with the main goal always remaining a return to the Premier League with the football on the pitch hopefully doing all of the talking.

Fingers crossed, both developments continue in the right direction.

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.