FA hand Everton £45k fine

Everton have been fined £45,000 by the Football Association and warned about their future conduct after being found guilty of making an illegal approach to a young Nottingham Forest player in 2010.

Last Updated: 22/01/14 at 13:19 Post Comment

Jamaal Lascelles: At centre of incident which took place over three years ago

Jamaal Lascelles: At centre of incident which took place over three years ago

The Toffees have been sanctioned by the FA after breaching regulations relating to football agents over the incident involving Jamaal Lascelles.

Defender Lascelles, who is now 20, was part of a scholarship scheme at Forest at the time when the breach was made.

Both Lascelles and his then-agent Andy Niedzwiecki were also heavily criticised by the FA.

Niedzwiecki was fined £10,000 and warned as to his conduct.

Lascelles remains at the City Ground and is currently being linked with possible moves to Arsenal, Liverpool, Newcastle and Tottenham.

An FA statement reads: "Everton have been fined £45,000 and warned as to their future conduct after breaching the FA's football agent regulations.

"The breach relates to the club's unauthorised approach to Jamaal Lascelles whilst the player was under a scholarship agreement at Nottingham Forest in the latter part of 2010.

"Andy Niedzwiecki, the football agent who was representing Mr Lascelles at the time, has been fined and Jamaal Lascelles, who also admitted his part in the affair, has been severely warned as to his future conduct.

"The time-frame for any appeal has passed."

And Everton have accepted the punishment handed down, saying in a statement: "We accept the findings of the FA inquiry."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

put Ince in my fantasy football team, so it's no surprise at all really. I do that to players. Also responsible for De Jong and Upson being injured. Think I'll transfer in Di Maria just to ruin United....

megabrow (cufc)
F365's Top Ten Surprise Strugglers

L

ovren? £20m always seemed a touch on the expensive side, but I wasn't expecting him to be quite such a waste of money

stevenjameshyde
F365's Top Ten Surprise Strugglers

H

alf of our players have the physical presence of a 14 year old girl. I don't know why people are always shocked that they're injured.

TheWhiz
Wenger baffled by injuries

Footer 365

Premier League: Sunderland boss Gus Poyet delighted Lee Cattermole stayed at club

Gus Poyet believes keeping Lee Cattermole was the best transfer decision he has made while at Sunderland.

Manchester United news: Rio Ferdinand says he has nothing against 'gentleman' David Moyes

Rio Ferdinand says David Moyes is a "great man" and would welcome a chat with the former Manchester United manager.

Championship: Gianfranco Zola has emerged as favourite for the vacant job at Fulham

Gianfranco Zola has emerged as a leading contender for the vacant manager’s position at Fulham, according to Sky Bet’s odds.

Mail Box

It Was Better When City Were Rubbish

'I think I preferred it when we were s**t' says one City fan in the afternoon mailbox. There's a decent chat about the empty seats plus views on Liverpool and Roma...

Do City Really Need To Expand Their Stadium?

That's the question posed by one Man United fan in the mailbox after seeing the empty seats at the Etihad last night. Sadly, there isn't a single mail from a City supporter...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property