Tottenham ‘face serious allegations of breaching transfer rules’ over Jermain Defoe’s move to Portsmouth in 2008



Tottenham are facing allegations of breaching transfer rules during Jermain Defoe’s switch to Portsmouth in 2008, with the FA prepared to review evidence after initially taking no action 15 years ago.


A report from the Times has claimed that Spurs could find themselves in hot water after evidence appears to show that they used an unlicensed agent in negotiations that saw Defoe complete a £7.5million move to Pompey.



At the time, the FA decided to take no action against Tottenham but English football’s governing body has revealed it would consider looking back into the allegations if new evidence is presented.



Breaching FA rules on agents have led to clubs being hit with points deductions, suspensions for directors and transfer bans imposed. In that same year, Luton Town were docked 10 points for breaking the agent rules.



‘The case was heard by an independent arbitration panel 15 years ago,’ a spokeswoman for the FA said.



‘The FA was not a party to the arbitration….

Source: Linda Ikeji