BORIS Becker’s bankruptcy lawyers have ordered TV bosses to pay his wages to them as the Wimbledon legend struggles to settle a £54million debt, it has been reported.
Insolvency administrators Smith & Williamson are said to have written to all the TV channels which employ Becker as a commentator – including giant Eurosport.
Simon Seddon of Smith & Williamson told Germany’s Bild newspaper: “We try to satisfy the creditors, of course. But we cannot say whom we are approaching in detail.”
Eurosport refused to comment on “contractual details.”
Another German newspaper, the Frankfirter Allgemeine, said anyone who pays Boris for his services is now allowed to do so only through the insolvency administrator – otherwise they run risk of paying twice; once to him and once to the lawyers.
“Boris Becker is insolvent in the whole of Europe,” ran the newspaper’s headline.
Becker is now reported to owe an astonishing 54 million pounds to creditors.
Cologne lawyer Jan Gross, who has been hired by the London administrators to pick over his remaining assets on the continent, scoffed at Becker’s assertion that he is “only” insolvent in the UK.
He said: “The bankruptcy in an EU state is valid throughout Europe.” He added that his firm is also charged with investigating whether Becker still possesses real estate assets.
Becker has been told not to sell valuable trophies picked up in his stellar tennis career or property, sources have revealed.
Eurosport recently extended his contract by one year until the end of 2018 and his financial woes have done little to dent his star appeal.
On Wednesday night he was at Munich’s luxury hotel “Roomers” at a party thrown by multimillionaire Micky Rosen.
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