Everton get two-year academy transfer ban for tapping up and other breaches

• Goodison Park club hit with £500,000 fine after investigation
• Everton breached rules by giving false transfer information

Everton have been banned from signing academy players for two years and fined £500,000 after being found guilty of tapping up a former Cardiff City schoolboy and multiple breaches of transfer regulations.

The Premier League recently launched an investigation into allegations that Martin Waldron, Everton’s head of academy recruitment, breached rules on the transfer of minors with the approach in 2016. Everton admitted the charge immediately and set up an internal investigation in September – suspending the long-serving Waldron at the same time – that found misconduct in relation to six other academy players.

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