West Ham United officials will be left with BIG questions to answer if reports that Lacinda Traore has signed for Everton are confirmed officially.
For under Home Office regulations it is impossible for the player or Everton to conduct such business so long as West Ham have observed all the Government department’s rules.
Sean Whetstone an expert on legal and financial matters and a publicity advisor to the Hammers Supporters Advisory Board explained the Hammers would have named themselves as the player’s sponsor into the UK and pay the fees required under immigration rules which gives them the player in permit terms.
The second rule that needs to be observed under the terms of the work permit agreement is that if any other club want his services they (WHUFC) have to be consulted and agree to that.
The Home Office itself insists that should any other club manage to get him to sign they would have to get agreement from WHUFC and a new work permit hearing would have to be held.
That hasn’t happened nor could it within the timeframe within which we it’s being reported the Everton turn eventts has been reported with some claims that the players had a medical with the Londoners before allegedly leaving for Everton.
Nobody was available for comment at Upton Park this morning