Gunners fined over Chambers transfer
Arsenal were yesterday fined £60,000 over the signing of Calum Chambers from Southampton in 2014.
The fine, along with a warning as to their future conduct, centred on the involvement in the deal of Phil Ercolano, an unlicensed agent who, in the early 2000s, turned down a role in S Club 7.
The agent who was disclosed on the paperwork of Chambers’ transfer, Alan Middleton, was fined £30,000 and given a three-month ban, suspended for 18 months. There is no suggestion that Chambers, no longer represented by Ercolano or Middleton, acted improperly.
Ercolano played football at the Burnley Centre of Excellence before becoming a model, signing with Simon Fuller, the brains behind the Spice Girls, Pop Idol and S Club 7.
Meanwhile, with David Ospina injured, Petr Cech will play in for Arsenal in tonight’s League Cup tie against Sheffield Wednesday.
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