By Goodison News speaking to Kevin Campbell

8th Jun, 2023 | 6:10pm

Everton: Sky Sports pundit reacts as Leeds United and Leicester City threaten action amid predicted 'ramifications'

We’re delighted to welcome former Everton striker Kevin Campbell as our exclusive columnist. Each week the former Toffees captain will be giving his views on the biggest talking points at Goodison Park…

Kevin Campbell is “not bothered” about the threat of legal action against Everton from relegated Leeds and Leicester.

A report from the Daily Mail (16 May) as the relegation battle was heading for a conclusion claimed that the Toffees’ rivals for the drop were threatening a £300million claim should Sean Dyche keep them up, over the profit and sustainability referral from the Premier League.

Then, after Everton survived on the final day (28 May) at the expense of the Whites and the Foxes, talkSPORT‘s Alex Crook (31 May) suggested directors from the two sides would be on to the Premier League over the issue and “ramifications” were on the cards, but Campbell doesn’t think the process will be rushed for anyone, especially when Manchester City’s own case hasn’t been heard for over 100 times more alleged breaches.

“I’m not that bothered about that,” the Sky Sports pundit said, speaking exclusively to Goodison News.

“Of course they’re going to going to moan and kick about it, because they’re the ones who went down.

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“But the Premier League are the Premier League, they’re the ones have to do all the checks and this, that and the other.

“Because if they start doing that Everton have got no problems against them. I’m sure the Premier League will investigate most clubs with their FFP.

“No problem, I get that, I totally understand that. That is for the Premier League to do the work.

“Everton know how to run the club, they know what’s what, so it is going to be what it is going to be.

“But it’s the same at the top, the champions have got how many marks against them over a period of time?

“So you can’t rush Everton’s and not deal with them, that to me doesn’t make sense, so we will see.

“But I just don’t see the Premier League jumping at that. They’re going to go through their own investigations and they’ll come to their conclusion.”

If there is anything to come out of Goodison Park to show that rules have been broken, and the club have always insisted there isn’t, it will be found out in time.

The matter is with the independent commission now and out of the Premier League’s hands, so for all the rival sides are no doubt going to be unhappy unless or until Everton are specifically cleared, there isn’t much to do but wait.