NEWCASTLE UNITED’S Isaac Hayden will sue prospective Everton owners 777 Partners for unpaid wages at Standard Liege.
The midfielder blasted the Belgian club, who are owned by the group trying to buy the Toffees, as a “disaster”.
But he cut ties with them earlier this month to return to Eddie Howe’s Newcastle.
And he said: “The main reason I left is that the club does not pay salaries on time and does not pay them.
“I will now initiate legal proceedings against the club to obtain the wages that Standard Liege owes me.”
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777 Partners believe the Everton takeover can be completed by the end of January, insisting there are no doubts over their funding.
They have already put in £150m to the Merseysiders, who were again charged with breaching the Prem’s financial rules.
Yet Hayden warned that he was waiting a month to be paid at Standard Liege.
He told a Belgian reporter: “I received my November salary on December 28.
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“They also didn’t pay the players’ bonuses and now the December salaries haven’t been paid and we’re almost at the end of January. It’s a real disaster!”
Despite 777 Partners belief over the takeover, we reported yesterday how the proposed deal is almost certainly dead in the water.
The Bermuda Monetary Authority is understood to have acted to place one of the American company’s subsidiaries, 777Re, under administration.
The actions of BMA means that finances worth around £2.4billion can no longer be accessed to complete the deal.
Major doubts had already arisen over whether 777 founders Josh Wander and Steven Pasko would pass the Premier League’s fit and proper person test to become the Toffees’ new owners.
777 had been given the green light by the Financial Conduct Authority but exactly three months on since Everton majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri agreed to sell, the Prem have yet to see audited accounts from the Miami-based group – who also have interests in a clutch of other clubs around the world.
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