Paul Robinson insisted it is not necessarily Kieran Trippier’s fault if a friend or family member bet on his move from Tottenham to Atletico Madrid.
The former England number one, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claimed it is “impossible” not to tell anyone of a move and suggested there are numerous sources that could leak confidential information.
Trippier, 29, has been charged by the FA for misconduct after betting rules were breached in relation to his move £21.7million from Spurs to Madrid last July.
The England international told Sky Sports he has never gained financially from bets he, or others, have placed in relation to football.
Robinson, who made three moves during his career, revealed the ease at which illegal transfer bets can be placed in football.
“You cannot control what other people do but if the player himself has betted that is a huge breach of regulations,” he told Football Insider.
“When you have family, friends and agents that is what happens. It only takes one person to say it and before you know it, people have put money on it.
“It is a guaranteed bet if you have heard it from the horse’s mouth.
“As a player, you have no control bar not telling a soul which is probably borderline impossible when you have an agent, three of four other people involved in the deal and family and friends.
“It is not the player’s fault unless he tells somebody to get a load of money on it.”
Daniel Sturridge was fined 75,000 and handed a six-week ban earlier this season after he told his brother Leon to bet on a possible move to Sevilla.
Trippier has made 26 appearances in his debut season in Spain, including a memorable Champions League victory over Liverpool in March.
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