London court says ex-management can pursue Rooney

BY foxsports • February 7, 2011

Wayne Rooney could still have to pay a $6.9 million compensation claim by his agent's former management company after a London court judgment.

Manchester Mercantile Court ruled last year that Proactive was not entitled to commission related to multimillion-dollar deals brokered by the firm on the England striker's behalf.

But Lord Justice Alan Ward at London's Court of Appeal says Proactive's arguments were valid and that ''the mere fact that this was a claim for millions of pounds is almost in itself a compelling reason to give permission to appeal'' against the Manchester ruling.

The Manchester United player stopped paying Proactive after agent Paul Stretford quit in 2008, taking the firm's client with him.

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