Birmingham City could face another sanction from the EFL for breaching their profit and sustainability rules after the club rejected several big-money bids for star man Che Adams.
The 15-goal striker had been in-demand during January, with many Premier League sides believed to be showing an interest.
And, it was reported on deadline day that Burnley had a few offers for the player turned down, with the final bid of around £12m.
Given Blues’ FFP situation, Matt Hughes from the Times claims that the EFL could see this as another ‘aggravated breach’ of the rules by the Championship club and that could lead to another potential points deduction.
The West Midlands side could face a points penalty after they signed Kristian Pedersen in the summer despite operating under a transfer embargo.
They have contested that decision and are currently waiting to find out what will happen, with a 15-point deduction the worst case scenario for Garry Monk’s men.
Hughes says that the second potential charge, relating to the Adams bids, could see Blues lose nine points which would be applied next season.
This seems extremely harsh and it would be a major talking point in football if this was to happen.
The club should have every right to keep hold of their key players and more importantly to have a fair value of them and if that isn’t met they don’t have to cash in on the cheap.
This situation needs addressing as soon as possible for Blues as they need to know where they stand and to move on from it but points deductions seem extremely excessive when you look at how other clubs operate in the Championship.
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