UK time is: 18:55:29
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

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.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Chris Baldwin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday April 23 2010

Time: 6:30PM

Your Comments

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
All football creditors are guaranteed all monies to be paid, the money will be paid
paultsmouth
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Stoke City Articles

Stoke City V Newcastle Utd Preview (Monday September 29 2014)

Muniesa at the double as Black Cats culled (Wednesday September 24 2014)

Stats: Sunderland v Stoke City (Wednesday September 24 2014)

Stoke fail to tame Foxes (Sunday September 14 2014)

Stats: Stoke City v Leicester City (Sunday September 14 2014)

Archived Stoke City Articles

List All Vital Stoke Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Stoke 1 - 0 Newcastle
Q.P.R. 2 - 2 Stoke
Stoke 0 - 1 Leicester City
Man City 0 - 1 Stoke
Hull City 1 - 1 Stoke
Stoke 0 - 1 Aston Villa

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
8. Spurs 6 2 2 2 1 8
9. Crystal Palace 6 2 2 2 0 8
10. WBA 6 2 2 2 0 8
11. Stoke 6 2 2 2 0 8
12. Leicester City 6 2 2 2 -1 8
13. West Ham 6 2 1 3 0 7
14. Liverpool 6 2 1 3 -1 7

Breaking League News

No Free Agents Coming To Sunderland.
Sunderland : 30/09/2014 18:33:00
Herrera Has Fractured Rib
Man Utd : 30/09/2014 17:12:00
Dawson Signs Albion Extension
WBA : 30/09/2014 17:09:00
Justice for the Abused!
West Ham : 30/09/2014 16:57:00
Match Day Moments - Sporting Lisbon (a)
Chelsea : 30/09/2014 16:43:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v Newcastle
Suggested By:  
Begovic 0%
Bardsley 50%
Shawcross 0%
Wilson 0%
Muniesa 0%
N'Zonzi 0%
Whelan 0%
Adam 0%
Diouf 0%
Moses 0%
Crouch 0%
Arnautovic 50%
Ireland 0%
Assaidi 0%