Agent admits loan to Tottenham's Chimbonda

The agent of Pascal Chimbonda has revealed he gave the Tottenham fullback an £18,000 loan.

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Chimbonda, 28, was arrested and questioned by City of London police on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud and bailed until October.

But Willie McKay has defended the loan to Chimbonda and admitted that he has made similar loans to other players.

"Pascal had just joined Spurs and was a bit short at the time, so I gave him some money, "said McKay. "He rang me up and asked if I could lend him £18,000 so I said 'no problem, just come up and get it.'

"I didn't want to give him cash so it was a cheque and he signed a bit of paper for it. They should really be calling me Father Christmas, " he told The People.

"I have done this before for many of my players if they are short at any time. If it was underhand why would I give him a cheque from my bank account?

"I am amazed that this information has been leaked and I wonder about the agenda of the people involved. It would be laughable if it wasn't so serious."

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