Pools ace facing cash crisis

HARTLEPOOL United ace Nobby Solano is battling a bankruptcy order.

The Peruvian, who signed for Pools in the summer from Hull City, was declared broke by a judge in Humberside in July. But his lawyers are due back in court this week and are reportedly confident they can have the decision overturned.

The 35-year-old, who played in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Exeter City at Victoria Park, said: “I’m obviously deeply embarrassed about this situation which has caused me a great deal of distress.

“I’m taking good advice now and working through the issues. I believe things will be resolved in due course.”

The popular South American’s bankruptcy was published in the London Gazette on July 7 this year.

His legal team have been working hard on an appeal, which will be heard this week.

The court order comes after financial concerns involving Solano’s Tyneside homes, one of which was repossessed last year

Solano, who is back living on Tyneside having played for Newcastle United on two occasions since moving to England 13 years ago, suffered similar financial difficulties last year when the Bank of Scotland took him to the High Court claiming he owed them £270,000.

Solano’s luxury Tyneside home was put on the market for by his mortgage company for £200,000 less than he paid for it just two years earlier.

He said the problems had been brought on by the collapse of his marriage where he “lost track” of his cash.