- Forest was accused of violating PSR in January
- Everton received a 10-point deduction in November
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Premier League clubs expect Nottingham Forest to be deducted points for breaching the Profit and Sustainability Rules (PSR).
Forest and Everton were accused of breaching the Premier League’s financial rules on January 15.
The Toffees were docked 10 points in November for a separate charge relating to a PSR breach and subsequently appealed the decision.
A verdict on his appeal is expected this week, while Forest is expected to learn his fate early next month.
And according The IExecutives at other top clubs believe Forest will become the second team to have points docked this season.
Premier League clubs expect points deducted from Nottingham Forest
Forest, owned by Evangelos Marinakis (above), was charged by the Premier League in January for breaching financial rules.
Forest has risen to 16th place in the standings with Nuno Espirito Santo
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The report claims that a chief executive of a Premier League club is “adamant” that they will receive the same sanction imposed on Everton.
All Premier League clubs must comply with the PSR, which states they cannot lose more than £105 million over a three-year period.
In the EFL, the rules differ depending on which division the club is in. In the Championship, Profit and Sustainability (P&S) rules dictate that clubs can lose up to £39m over three years.
Given their promotion from the Championship in May 2022, Forest had to play by different rules and their allowable losses sat at a lower level of £61m.
Indeed, their top-flight campaign had an allocation of £35m, with £13m for each of the two seasons in the second tier.
Forest have signed 43 players since winning the play-off final in May 2022 to return to the top flight for the first time in 23 years.
Of those signings, 30 were made in their first season back in the Premier League, in which they finished in 16th place, four points above the relegation zone.
As Mail Sport reported last month, Forest’s defense is dependent on the sale of Brennan Johnson to Tottenham in August last year.
The 22-year-old joined Spurs for £47.5m in August, with Forest booking the full fee as a gain under PSR rules as the Welshman was a product of their academy.
Forest will seek to convince the three-person independent commission that they should be allowed to roll back fees received by Johnson, despite the transfer being made two months after the cut-off point for PSR.
Forest are currently 16th in the Premier League, four points above the relegation zone, but 18th-placed Luton have a game in hand.
A 10-point penalty like the one imposed on Everton would put Nuno Espirito Santo’s side in the bottom three, just one point ahead of bottom-placed Burnley and Sheffield United.
Speaking last month, the Portuguese, who replaced Steve Cooper at the City Ground in December, insisted Forest would deal with the verdict in due course.
Everton were docked 10 points in November last year for breaching the PSR, sparking a furious reaction from fans.
Toffees fans have regularly organized protests against the Premier League’s decision since
“We have to wait for the decision and then address it,” he said.
‘We’ve known about them since I’ve been in the Premier League.
We know that all Premier League clubs have been watching the situation very closely and Forest are no exception. I know all the clubs are looking at it: Premier League, Championship, everyone.
“We’re all worried, but it’s not something I have to think about or deal with.”