Leeds escape with fine

01 October 2008 11:19
Leeds United have escaped serious financial punishment after being handed a £7,500 fine, with a further suspended fine of £12,500, for using an unlicensed agent. The League One club had previously admitted a charge of using an unlicensed agent when they signed Anthony Elding from Stockport County in January 2008. The striker has since moved on to Crewe Alexandra following a brief six-month spell at Elland Road. Leeds have also been warned as to their future conduct with the fine of £12,500 suspended until September 1, 2010. However, the punishment is significantly less severe that the £25,000 fines handed down to Crystal Palace and an agent last month over the transfer of Nick Carle to Selhurst Park from Bristol City.

Source: ESA