Angry agent to sue Tal
ISRAELI agent David Abou is taking legal action against Bolton Wanderers midfielder Idan Tal after the player refused to pay him for his part in the transfer to the Lancashire club.
The 31-year-old Israeli international, who scored his first goal for the club in the recent FA cup win over Doncaster Rovers, is at the centre of another legal wrangle involving former agent Ronen Katzav who claims he was left out of the Bolton deal — which was brokered by the unlicensed Abou — and failed to receive a fee from the player.
A disgruntled Abou, who was expecting 10 per cent of the three-year contract, told JC Sport: “Tal knew Bolton were not going to pay me so agreed a figure before we left Israel. I have been friends with him for five years and a friend’s word is usually good enough for me.
“He recently said I do not need the money as I have received enough publicity from the transfer. He should consider the fact that it is not easy to get a player of his age a contract at a Premiership club after a previously unsuccessful spell.”
Despite placing the matter in the hands of his lawyers, Abou is willing to settle out of court.
“The priority is getting my money, but if he is willing to pay me for the right reasons we may be able to sort something out.”
Tal declined to comment.