The Toffees feel the wrath for their dealings in 2010.
The FA have fined Everton £45,000 for their pursuit of Nottingham Forest defender Jamaal Lascelles in 2010 and have been warned about their future conduct.
“Everton have been fined £45,000 and warned as to their future conduct after breaching the FA’s football agent regulations,” a statement from the organisation was quoted by the Independent.
“The breach relates to the club’s unauthorised approach to Jamaal Lascelles whilst the player was under a scholarship agreement at Nottingham Forest FC in the latter part of 2010.
“Andy Niedzwiecki, the football agent who was representing Mr Lascelles at the time, has been fined £10,000 and warned as to his future conduct after admitting his part in the matter.
“Jamaal Lascelles, who also admitted his part in the affair, has been severely warned as to his future conduct.”
The centre-back of course never made the move to Goodison Park and has since risen to prominence in the Championship in a Forest side in good form.
Lascelles is a product of the club’s youth system and after breaking into the first team in 2011 has made 19 appearances in all competitions and had a successful loan spell with Stevenage in 2011/12.
This has attracted the attention of a number of top sides, with Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur all keeping tabs on the starlet, according to the Mirror.
If Lascelles continues in this same vein then it seems to be only a matter of time before the Englishman earns a move to the Premier League.