Leeds told to 'grow up' over 'nonsense' new Everton complaint - pundit
Burnley and Leeds United should stop their ‘nonsense’ legal action against Everton.
That’s according to former West Ham hitman Frank McAvennie, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the ongoing controversy at Goodison Park.
Everton have posted financial losses of £372m over the last three years, well beyond the £105m permitted under the Premier League’s FFP rules.
The Merseysiders argue that £170m of that figure can be written off through Covid allowances, but Leeds and recently-relegated Burnley have contested this claim.
As relayed by iNews on 23 May the two clubs are seeking £200m in compensation to offset the advantage Everton have accrued through alleged overspending.
McAvennie insists nothing will come from their actions.
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“We have been here before, I remember the whole thing with Sheffield United and West Ham,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.
“Sheffield United complained about the Mascherano and Tevez deals and they were relegated.
“At some point, you have to just say ‘our team is rubbish and that is why we have gone down’.
“If it’s gone down to the last game of the season and you are fighting to stay there, it’s your own fault. That’s my view.
“You get relegated for a reason, it’s not because of other teams. That being said, if Everton have overspent it should be looked at but they shouldn’t be relegated.
“Burnley and Leeds, if they had gone down, need to move on and build for next season.
“Stop the complaining and all this nonsense, grow up, because nothing will happen.”
Everton secured their top-flight status on game week 37 of the Premier League season.
Leeds’ 2-1 victory over Brentford on the final day last Sunday (22 May) relegated Burnley as they lost to Newcastle.