Everton suspend head of academy recruitment amid investigation into ‘tapping up’ young players

Everton have suspended their long serving head of academy recruitment Martin Waldron.

Staff were told of the move at a meeting at the Premier League club this week.

The decision comes after news last week that Everton are being investigated by the Premier League for allegedly breaking rules on the approaching of young players.

Everton have suspended their long serving head of academy recruitment Martin Waldron

Everton have suspended their long serving head of academy recruitment Martin Waldron

Everton have suspended their long serving head of academy recruitment Martin Waldron

The club are alleged to have ‘tapped up’ a young player at Cardiff City. 

A letter sent to the Premier League alleges that Waldron approached the boy and his family when he was around 11 or 12 years old. The boy never moved to the Merseyside club and is now at Manchester United.

Waldron has worked for Everton for 23 years, starting out as a scout before progressing up the ladder at Goodison Park.

Last night Waldron put the phone down when asked for comment on his suspension.

Everton said they did not wish to add further to the statement released last week that said they would co-operate fully with the Premier League investigation.

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