Why Manchester City are facing Fifa transfer ban

Aubrey Yates
March 17, 2019

Manchester City could be hit with a massive transfer ban by Federation Internationale de Football Association, according to the report in the English media.

Pep Guardiola refused to be drawn on reports that Manchester City could face a transfer ban but said his squad is good enough even if he cannot bring in new signings in the summer.

City signed George Davies and Dominic Oduro and played the pair in youth matches before they were 18. The UEFA are investigating Manchester City because they used Abu Dhabi Group as an intermediate sponsorship to transfer the money to the club.

The Premier League leaders are already under investigation by both the FA and the Premier League for alleged infractions around youth transfers and Financial Fair Play rules and it is now expected that they could see a similar ban to Chelsea, who were hit with a two window ban last month after they were found guilty of a serious and systemic breach of the rules regarding their dealings with overseas players under the age of 18.

And that investigation was broadened later in 2018 when a second Danish newspaper, Politiken, published a story that claimed City had a secret deal with Vernon to have first refusal on the best prospects from Right to Dream.

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If true, that would be a breach of the rules preventing third-party ownership, as City could be argued to have undue influence over another club's players.

He said: "I can not say in every conference".

City will be without John Stones, Kevin De Bruyne, Vincent Kompany, Benjamin Mendy and Fernandinho against Swansea, and Guardiola said they would also be unavailable for their countries during the worldwide break. "I was clear in my opinion, the club have made their statement, so I don't have any comments".

"I understand your job but I answered five, six or seven questions last week".

"I am concerned about what I have to do, I can not speak every day about this". City have welcomed the UEFA investigation into allegations that the club tried to circumvent Financial Fair Play regulations, and Blues boss Pep Guardiola said on the issue last week: "I said last season I trust a lot what the club has done because I know them".

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