THE FA are investigating allegations that Hull City ripped off Brentford over the sell-ons from Michael Turner’s transfer to Sunderland.
Both Brentford and Charlton received paltry fees compared with what they expected considering the accepted valuation of former Bees defender Turner when he recently moved from Hull to Sunderland.
It is alleged that, with Hull in financial trouble, a deal was cooked up, via Paul McShane’s transfer the other way, which meant Brentford and Charlton missing out on a windfall.
The FA has asked both Hull and Sunderland to respond to the matter. Former Hull chief executive Paul Duffen has since left the club and been accused by his successor of under-selling Turner.
In a double dispute, Brentford are already trying to claw back from Charlton some of the sell-on fee the two clubs have already received from Hull.
The Bees claim they are entitled to a higher percentage of the cash, which is not in dispute by Hull, and the matter will be resolved by a Football Disciplinary Hearing in a month’s time.