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Agent of ex-West Ham striker Carew: Dealing with Allardyce ‘uncomfortable’

John Carew's former agent has revealed that he felt uneasy when dealing with West Ham United bak in 2011.

Per Flod was the agent involved in Carew's move from Aston Villa to East London five or so years ago when disgraced England manager Sam Allardyce was in charge and says he was unsure where all the money was going.

'Big Sam' resigned from his post with the Football Association on Tuesday following a sting by the Daily Telegraph which revealed he attempted to negotiate a £400,000 deal by disclosing information to fake businessman regarding the circumventing go FA rules which prohibit the third party ownership of players.

"It was obvious money was going to someone who should not have received any," Flod told Norwegian broadcaster NRK.

"I came across people in the transfer that I had no control of. It was one of the hardest transfers I ever had.

"It was not the way I wanted it to be. And it was obvious that the set of people outside the system had influence on the transfer and that money went in different ways than it should have.

"There was contact to me from a person, which I do not want to say the name of, who was acting very differently.

"And my fee, which was agreed, was suddenly cut in half because there were others who were having money.

"I will not argue that Allardyce even got money here. But it was a transfer with items that I was very uncomfortable (with)."

Andrew Slevison
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