Panathinaikos officially lose further three points from Super League
Panathinaikos were officially docked a further three points for debts owed to former player Jens Wemmer, leaving the club until next Monday to escape relegation from the Super League.
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The situation with 32-year old German Jens Wemmer is on the verge of hammering the final nail in Panathinaikos’ coffin, with the Greens losing a third amount of three points from the Super League table to leave the club one week to escape relegation. Three separate points deductions in one season results in relegation from the Super League, but in accordance with the rules in place, Panathinaikos do have a further five working days to somehow reach an agreement with Wemmer’s stubborn legal team and keep their place in Greece’s top footballing division.
Wemmer, who played for Panathinaikos between 2015 and 2017, is still owed around 450,000 euros by the Prasini and took the club to court over the issue. Panathinaikos tried to find a compromise with the German by offering to pay the amount in installments, but Wemmer wasn’t having any of it, insisting that the amount must be paid in full. Panathinaikos have already lost six points from the Super League standings, but a third deduction would see the team dramatically demoted.
However, in an important development later in the evening, reports in Greece from to10.gr suggested Panathinaikos owner Giannis Alafouzos is now ready to pay Wemmer his money in order to put the matter to bed and focus on obtaining a Super League licence for the 2018/2019 campaign. More news connected with the situation is expected in the coming days.