The saga surrounding Carlos Tevez’s controversial season at West Ham United looks set to continue for another nine months with the player’s representative Kia Joorabchian suing the Premier League club for £7m.
The claim by Joorabchian relates to alleged unpaid fees and costs for the work he undertook on behalf of Tevez.
Joorabchian has filed a writ at the High Court, although it’s unlikely that it will get hat far with both parties eager to secure an out-of-curt settlement. According to the writ, Joorabchian is seeking an outstanding sum of £4.5m, plus a further £2.6m which, he alleges, was due to be paid to him by West Ham on 31 January.
Joorabchian is claiming he is entitled to payments relating to loan fees, insurance for the player and other agents’ fees he believes he was contractually obliged to.
West Ham insist no verbal or written agreements exist to validate Joorabchian’s claims. They also believe that any outstanding issues with Joorabchian or Tevez’s owners, Just Sports Inc and Media Sports Investment, were settled by last August’s out-of-court deal which secured the player’s transfer to Manchester United.