Cardiff chased by Motherwell for unpaid transfer fee
Wednesday 18 August 2010
Motherwell are considering issuing a winding-up order against Cardiff City to recoup a £175,000 debt they claim they are owed. Motherwell allege that Cardiff failed to pay £100,000 due in January for the transfer of right-back Paul Quinn and that a further £75,000 summer payment has also not been forthcoming. The SPL club issued a writ against Cardiff at Hamilton Sheriff Court on Friday and have stated that City did not attend or submit a defence. Motherwell are now taking legal advice.
John Boyle, Motherwell's chairman, said: "We've been put off, fobbed off and messed around since January.
"How cynical can it be that a club can be signing a raft of high-profile, expensive players when they owe a small club like us?
"It is quite simply a disgrace. It is utterly cynical, disingenuous in the extreme. We have no alternative but to take legal action and we will pursue it vigorously.
"We will consider issuing a winding-up order or send bailiffs to their ground on a home match and collecting our cash."
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