By Chris Wright
The FA have vowed to launch a probe into Gael Givet’s transfer from Marseille to Blackburn Rovers in 2009 after the French defender was made to pay a £50,000 bung to an unlicensed agent in order for the deal to go through.
The Sun, who have the exclusive on the story, are claiming that Givet was made to pay £5,000 in cash to Manchester-based middle-man Phil Black, along with a payment of £15,000 that was transferred directly into Black’s bank account and a £30,000 cheque.
Givet is quoted as telling the red top:
“Phil Black was the first person to contact me, texting and asking if I was interested in joining Blackburn – and he was at Liverpool airport to meet me and my agent Frederic Dobarje when we came to agree the deal.
“But that was the first time I’d met him and all he did was drive us to the ground. He never, ever came into the club or any meetings with