Incredible turn of events for Man City
Manchester City could be banned from competing in the Champions League by UEFA following allegations from Der Spiegel in 2018.
The Cityzens are currently under investigation, with both the Premier League and UEFA looking into leaks from Der Spiegel suggesting they had deceived the latter over sponsorship income.
It was suggested by the German outlet that City had only received £8million of the supposed £67.5m meant to come in from Abu Dhabi company Etihad from a sponsorship deal.
The rest of the money actually came from owner Sheikh Mansour through his own Abu Dhabi company.
They also claimed that this wasn’t the only time that figures had been manipulated.
Now, if they are found guilty of this, Uefa FFP investigator Yves Leterme has claimed that City could be banned from the Champions League.
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“This can lead to the heaviest punishment – exclusion from Uefa competitions”
Leterme, as quoted by Belgian magazine Sport and Strategy and cited by the Independent, explained what could happen if they are found guilty.
“If what has been written about Manchester City is true, there might be a serious problem,” he explained.
“This can lead to the heaviest punishment – exclusion from Uefa competitions.
“If the (Der Spiegel) information is correct, this goes against the truthful reporting of financial affairs.”
Manchester City obviously dismissed the reports and the outcome of an investigation couple prove their innocence.
However, should they be found guilty of manipulating figures, Pep Guardiola and his players could find themselves in a very difficult position.