Vital Football

Latest Stoke City News

Pompey tried to recoup £1m from Potters

Pompey tried to recoup £1m from Potters

It's been revealed that Portsmouth tried to increase the fee for Asmir Begovic in a vain attempt to repay a £1m debt to Tottenham.

Pompey's financial woes are far deeper than even first feared and it now seems that Tottenham paid them £1m upfront in anticipation of Asmir's move to Spurs which fell through when he opted for the Potters instead.

It seems to have been a highly unusual arrangement and, of course, it instantly disappeared into the massive blackhole that is Pompey's financial crisis.

Knowing that they'd have to pay Spurs back, they desperately tried to force us to pay an additional £1m on the top of the £3m that had been agreed but Peter Coates, quite rightly, refused to pay.

Spurs have now been forced to stand in line with the many other creditors but seem unlikely to see much of the 'loan' returned - if any.

This deal between Portsmouth and Spurs seems very murky and Stoke have promised to assist should the League and FA decide to investigate further.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Chris Baldwin
Date:Friday April 23 2010
Time: 6:30PM

Comments

0
It wasn't 'murky' at all, we agreed with Pompy to sign both Begovic and Kaboul for an agreed total fee, Kaboul had agreed terms and Begovic had already visited the training grounds and had his medical. To help out Pompy the money was then paid as all seemed signed and sealed, Pompy and Spurs had dealt before so trust was already there. Then out of the blue and well within his right Begovic moves to stoke, Pompy don't have the money left and there you go!
stu_u2k
23/04/2010 19:06:00
0
All football creditors are guaranteed all monies to be paid, the money will be paid
paultsmouth
23/04/2010 19:21:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Stoke City Articles

Hughes On Dubai & Berahino

Manager Mark Hughes also spoke about the benefits of our warm weather training trip to Dubai and the benefits it had for three players in particular.

Double Boost For Hughes Ahead Of Tottenham

Manager Mark Hughes has revealed that he could have a double boost ahead of the clash with Tottenham Hotspur this weekend.

The Stoke City Walking Wounded - Injury List

Our weekly update looking at the injury table for Stoke City FC and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

Vital Preview - Premier League, 25th-27th Feb 2017

The 2016-17 season continues with the latest round of games this weekend. This will see us among those involved with three points of course the aim.

Archived Vital Stoke Articles

Vital Stoke articles from

Site Journalists

Tom Barker
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Tottenham Hotspur v Stoke City
Suggested By:
Stoke win0%
Tottenham win100%
Draw0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 25 19 3 3 60 34
2 Man City 25 16 4 5 52 22
3 Spurs 25 14 8 3 50 28
4 Arsenal 25 15 5 5 50 26
5 Liverpool 25 14 7 4 49 24
6 Man Utd 25 13 9 3 48 17
7 Everton 25 11 8 6 41 13
8 WBA 25 10 7 8 37 3
9 Stoke 25 8 8 9 32 -6
10 West Ham 25 9 5 11 32 -9
11 Southampton 25 8 6 11 30 -3
12 Burnley 25 9 3 13 30 -9
13 Watford 25 8 6 11 30 -13
14 AFC Bournemouth 25 7 5 13 26 -14
15 Swansea 25 7 3 15 24 -23
16 Middlesbrough 25 4 10 11 22 -8
17 Leicester City 25 5 6 14 21 -19
18 Hull City 25 5 5 15 20 -27
19 Crystal Palace 25 5 4 16 19 -14
20 Sunderland 25 5 4 16 19 -22
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Stoke City Results (view all)

Stoke City Fixtures (view all)

Feb 26 2017 1:30PM : Tottenham Hotspur (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Middlesbrough (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 11 2017 12:30PM : Manchester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 18 2017 3:00PM : Chelsea (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Leicester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Burnley (a)
Barclays Premier League
Write for Vital Football