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Clegg Wants Swans Embargo
Clegg Wants Swans Embargo
Friday, 24th Jun 2011 18:33

Town have called on the Premier League to slap a transfer embargo on Swansea City for their failure to pay cash due from Tamás Priskin's loan at the end of the season.

The Swans are understood to be refusing to pay wages and the £160,000 bonus owed to the Blues relating to their promotion via the play-offs, made up of £20,000 for making the top six, £40,000 for winning their semi-final and £100,000 for victory in the final.

Chief executive Simon Clegg said: "I am hugely disappointed that a legally binding agreement reached in good faith by both clubs as part of Swansea's final push for promotion is now being disputed.

"I am genuinely delighted for Swansea City and their fans but the attempted re-negotiation and deliberate misinterpretation of agreed terms by their chairman is not fitting for a club which has just secured the ultimate prize in Championship football and with it a £90 million windfall.

"Tamás arrived in Swansea fit and became injured whilst under their care. That's football, but contracts have to be honoured and I have absolutely no interest in re-negotiating the agreement.

"As a result of Swansea refusing to pay our invoices, I have reported them to the Premier League, sought an immediate transfer embargo and am now seeking full payment of all outstanding sums with the agreed contractual interest rate of 5% above base."

Priskin joined the Swans at the end of March but made only four substitute appearances, scoring one goal, before picking up a knee injury.

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pazelle added 18:37 - Jun 24

MooseJuice added 18:37 - Jun 24
Cleggy's got some balls! Good on him.

whoppit added 18:38 - Jun 24
The truth is always somewhere in the middle.......

CGH added 18:38 - Jun 24
And so you should Mr Clegg. Maybe it has been brewing behind the scenes and going public will force Swansea into paying.

Radlett_blue added 18:41 - Jun 24
Go get 'em, Major!

KangarooBlue added 18:44 - Jun 24

fourth added 18:45 - Jun 24
Well it seems clearcut and should be taken to court after giving reasonable notice, which would be about 14 days.

itfcjc added 18:45 - Jun 24
Tamas finally contributes for us
Pay up Swansea a deals a deal

BLUEBEAT added 18:48 - Jun 24
are we now going to see what Major Clegg is all about? CHAAAAAAARGE!!!!!!

BYRNE_16 added 18:48 - Jun 24
finally got some balls now clegg?

fourth added 18:51 - Jun 24
There should have been a jointly signed agreement on Tamas' physical condition at the time of loan. I would rather assume there was, wasn't there Mr Clegg?

casanovacrow added 18:54 - Jun 24
about time we found a use for Clegg, debt collection expert obviously

Mark added 18:55 - Jun 24
I just saw this, the main headline on the BBC football site! It seems we negotiated a very good deal with Swansea if it included a £160K promotion bonus. I wonder what the loan fee was? I thought Priskin would only cost about £500K to buy outright, if that!

bath_blue added 18:57 - Jun 24
Pay up Swansea, Swansea pay up!

bedsitfc added 19:00 - Jun 24
that is the best value we have had of tamas

jas0999 added 19:01 - Jun 24
Regardless of how you rate Clegg with transfer dealings etc, the one thing he is no doubt good at is contracts. I bet they are water-tight! Therefore, good on him for taking action against Swansea!

WREXHAM_BLUE added 19:02 - Jun 24
I have to say, this is slightly embarrassing. Probably contractually correct, but still embarrassing. Surely this could be sorted without going public.

itfc1981 added 19:04 - Jun 24
Cleggy, this is not like you, doing well for the club

smelliott added 19:08 - Jun 24
if they cant do business the way that is expected, then its good we are dragging their name through the dirt. well done mr clegg.

itfc1981 added 19:09 - Jun 24
Jas0999 Clegg good at contracts! Thats what he's worse at!

TractorCam added 19:10 - Jun 24
Good old cleggy, knock em out son, LOL

Bluewelshman added 19:10 - Jun 24
Unfortunatly with the Premier League money Swansea are getting it will get them some bloody good lawyers...I hope for our sake Cleggs contract work is perfect.

TractorBeezer added 19:12 - Jun 24
Well done Cleggy...assuming that we have all of the relevant facts. A deal is a deal.

Smithy added 19:21 - Jun 24
They're now Premiership, so think they can now treat those below them like dirt. Embarrassing??? Yes for them, other clubs will now be weary of dealing with them, didn't they also want to take Scotland on loan yet expect us to foot his wages?? They're Chairman sounds a right tool to me.

LancsBlue added 19:44 - Jun 24
If we have a water tight case why are we pursuing this through the Premier League rather than the courts? Swansea obviously see a loophole otherwise they would pay up. I suspect a compromise will be reached.

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