Everton suspend head of academy recruitment Martin Waldron amid Premier League investigation
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 28/09/18 8:35pm
Everton have suspended head of academy recruitment Martin Waldron amid a Premier League investigation into allegations they tapped-up a youth player.
The club declined to comment on the suspension on Friday, referring only to the initial statement released last week upon the opening of the probe into their conduct.
Waldron has worked for Everton for 23 years, joining initially as a scout, and has been head of academy recruitment since 2014.
According to the Everton website, "Martin is a firm believer in the importance of local recruitment and cites players such as Wayne Rooney, Ross Barkley, Tom Davies and Jack Rodwell as examples of the sterling local recruitment work undertaken by his department".
According to The Telegraph, the Merseyside club allegedly breached regulations on the transfer of minors during an attempt to sign a player, who now plays for Manchester United, from Cardiff City.
The Everton statement last week read: "Everton has been notified of an allegation relating to an approach by the club to an academy aged player.
"On being made aware of this, we immediately launched an internal investigation and have been cooperating fully with all of the relevant authorities."
Everton are already the subject of an independent inquiry over their recruitment of manager Marco Silva.