PROSECUTORS CALL FOR ONE YEAR CHAMPIONS LEAGUE BAN FOR MANCHESTER CITY
Should they be found guilty of breaking financial rules, Uefa investigators want Manchester City banned from the Champions League for one season.
The investigators, led by Yves Leterme alleged that the English club had broken Financial Fair Play regulations (FFP) by inflating the value of a multimillion-pound sponsorship deal.
Manchester City who last Sunday retained the Premier League title denied any wrongdoing, a statement from the club said: “Manchester City FC is fully cooperating in good faith with the Club Financial Control Body Investigatory Chamber’s ongoing investigation”.
According to Uefa, it would not comment on an ongoing investigation, alas, investiagtors now want rules upheld and City punished with a ban.
Manchester City who were fined £49m back in 2014 for a pevious breach of regulations said, “Manchester City’s published accounts are full and complete and a matter of legal and regulatory record. The accusation of financial irregularities are entirely false, and comprehensive proof of this fact has been provided to the CFCB IC”.
Yves Leterme is said to make a recommendation this week on the investigation according to reports with the final say lying with him as voting on the issue is not applied in these cases.