Just installed at Tottenham, Andre Villas-Boas can awaken in the middle of a huge scandal that may have adverse consequences for the London club.
Atletico Madrid, the Europa League winner, is extremely angry because of tactics through the British attempt to acquire Adrian Lopez. Spaniards claim that Tottenham contacted the striker, which is contrary to FIFA regulations. According to Regulation, no club can contact any player that is not in the last six months of contract with the team he plays. Adrian Lopez has a contract with Atletico until 30.06.2015.
Atletico’s officials take seriously into account the possibility of advertising Tottenham at FIFA because they have not agreed that the group from White Hart Lane to discuss with the player.
Also, Atletico wants to direct the actions and to player’s agent Eugenio Botas, whom they suspect of complicity.
If the scandal would growing and Atletico will claim the British at FIFA, white-red’s rivals from Real Madrid would have the most to gain. In case of some sanctions imposed by the world forum, Tottenham could not say NO to Real’s insistent offers for Luka Modric. The fines are huge in these cases, and the money came from “galacticos” from a possible transfer could balance the Spurs’ budget.