Loan until May 25th officially confirmed by Chelsea and Nottingham Forest this morning.
Todd Kane has today joined Championship side Nottingham Forest on loan until 25 May... http://t.co/7pXXiP5XA5 #CFC pic.twitter.com/5rZktP6kE5— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 8, 2015
On today's episode of "The Football Championship is just one division down, yet a million miles away from the Premier League," Todd Kane, during the course of his
soon-to-be-officially-confirmed loan to Nottingham Forest, will be paid from the lump sum of money won by a Forest fan in Sky Bet's Transfer Fund sweepstakes.
Congrats to @Official_NFFC on winning the @SkyBet transfer fund. they're under embargo but can use the £ for wages... pic.twitter.com/TUxX3yTVhy— Natalie Sawyer (@nataliesawyer) December 16, 2014
Apparently, last month, Sky Bet drew Forest fan Shaun Lander's name from among ten finalists (chosen randomly from over 70,000 eligible bettors who had risked money with Sky Bet during the course of the previous year), and he won £250,000 of spending money for his favorite club. But since Forest are under a transfer embargo* and cannot actually buy players, they will be using this money to pay loanee wages instead.
I couldn't make this up if I tried.
* Yes, the club under a transfer embargo for, basically, spending too much money were given free money by a betting house.