EVERTON have been dealt a major financial blow after trying to blame Tottenham for their overspending.
The Toffees were hit with a 10-point deduction on Friday after breaching profit and sustainability rules.Everton signed Dele Alli from Tottenham[/caption] The Toffees claim that Spurs drove a hard bargain when signing Richarlison[/caption]
This is because the club have blamed the North London outfit for their breach for not paying £80m for Richarlison in June 2022.
The Daily Mail have reported that sources have called the claim from Everton “absurd”.
It is suggested that Everton believe that Spurs took advantage of the club’s financial position by negotiating for “a hard bargain” in the Premier League’s independent commission’s written judgement.
Everton believe that the £60m that Tottenham did pay for the striker was £20m short of their valuation and was “directly attributable to PSR calculation difficulties”.
It is thought that the relationship between the two clubs could be damaged by Everton’s attempt to use the fee in their mitigation.
The report also claims that Everton held talks with Spurs last month about restructuring the Dele Alli deal.
The Toffees will have to pay £10m to Spurs should the former England international make seven more appearances for the club.
This fee could be difficult for Everton to pay due to their financial problems.
It is also claimed that Tottenham do not want to hinder Alli from reviving his career but want the settlement to be right for all sides.
Alli, 27, has not played since picking up an injury during his loan spell with Turkish outfit Besiktas in February.
As a result of Everton’s point deduction, the club has fallen from 14th place to 19th in the Premier League table.
The Toffees are only off the bottom of the table due to their superior goal difference over Burnley.
Manchester United fans have been cursing their luck as they expect a tough game against Everton after the international break.
Everton, however, are predicted to survive relegation to the Championship by a supercomputer.