David Moyes spoke to reporters today and dismissed claims that West Ha United could be docked points for their role in Robert Snodgrass’s transfer to West Brom, as quoted by Football.London.
The Hammers sold the Scot to the Baggies a couple of weeks ago.
Snodgrass was not selected for West Brom’s clash with West Ham on Tuesday night, however, with Sam Allardyce claiming that the reason for his omission was due to a gentleman’s agreement between the two sides.
It seemed strange at the time.
And after the game, rumours began to circulate that West Ham could face a points deduction for their role in the transfer of Snodgrass to the Hawthorns.
West Ham points deduction?
The Premier League began an investigation into the agreement between the two sides. It was suggested that a points deduction could be handed out to the Hammers because of breached regulations (The Athletic).
David Moyes ruled out the possibility of that happening, however, as quoted by Football.London:
“I can’t add anything to what I added the other night. I don’t know where you have got the idea of a points deduction from, there is no truth in it.”
Moyes certainly sounds confident. Let’s hope he’s right.
West Ham have made such a great start to their 2020/21 Premier League campaign. The last thing we need is a points deduction.
It would be so typical of the way that we are run as a club for that to happen.
According to Moyes, however, it’s not something that we need to worry about.