Leeds United are likely to be keeping a close eye on the situation at Everton and Nottingham Forest after both were charged with breaching the Premier League’s financial regulations.
It was confirmed on Monday afternoon that both clubs have been charged by the Premier League for breaking the profit and sustainability rules. They are now expected to have their case heard by an independent commission.
Both Everton and Forest battled against Leeds for Premier League survival last season. The Whites eventually finished in 19th position. Everton finished one position above the relegation zone while Forest were in 16th.
The Toffees have already had a 10-point deduction enforced this season due to breaches of regulations on a three-year period to the end of the 2021/22 season. They are currently in the process of appealing that decision. But the latest breaches refer to a three-year period ending in 2022/23 – the year Leeds were relegated.
The latest breaches could though grab Leeds’ attention with them referring directly to the season where they were relegated. In a statement on Monday afternoon, the Premier League said: “Everton FC and Nottingham Forest FC have each confirmed to the Premier League that they are in breach of the League’s Profitability and Sustainability Rules (PSR).
“This is as a result of sustaining losses above the permitted thresholds for the assessment period ending season 2022/23. In accordance with Premier League rules, both cases have now been referred to the chair of the judicial panel, who will appoint separate commissions to determine the appropriate sanction.” Both Everton and Forest have vowed to defend themselves against the charges.