Media: Middlesbrough suing EFL over Derby's stadium sale

13 September 2019

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Photo: Getty Images Middlesbrough owner Steve Gibson looks on before the Premier League match between Middlesbrough and Manchester United in March 2017. Gibson has had enough of rival clubs possibly circumventing the profitability and sustainability rules.

Middlesbrough are alleging the EFL failed to enforce its financial rules in regard to Derby's purchase of their own stadium, according to the Times.

The claim is based on the fact that Boro finished behind the East Midlands club last season.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

As pressure mounts on the EFL over its handling of the cases at Bury and Bolton, the body now finds itself under more scrutiny as Middlesbrough are set to sue, alleging it failed to enforce its financial rules when Derby purchased their own stadium. 

The development comes after the EFL last week ordered an independent valuation of Derby's stadium, Pride Park, along with valuations of the stadiums of Sheffield Wednesday and Reading, who performed similar manoeuvres to Derby. 

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