City to face a transfer ban, according to a report, which they will be banned from making signings in the next two transfers windows after they broke rules related to the protection of youth players and the third party ownership, according to report in the sun newspaper.
The investigation by European football’s governing body UEFA could result City been banned from the Champions League. A transfer ban for the Premier League champions would come less than a month after Chelsea were hit with the same sanctions for 29 branches of article 19 FIFA’s regulations on the transfer and status of the players.
FIFA has been investigating City’s international transfer for several years, although the club was cleared of breaking the rules when they signed Benjamin Garre from Velez Sarsfield in 2016 just after the Argentine midfielder’s 16th birthday.
According to Sun report, FIFA believes City have crossed the line, in regards to their relationship with FC Nordsjaelland and the right to Dream football academy in Ghana that is also owned by the Danish side’s president Tom Vernon.
Last year two players from the academy, Sierra Leone’s George Davies and Ghanaian Dominic Oduro, told Danish newspaper Jyllands-posten that they signed for City and played in youth matches before they turned 18.
Both have since left City- Davies now plays in Lavita and Oduro in the United States but FIFA has been investigating their time with the English Club.
City have welcomed the investigation into allegations that the club tried to circumvent financial fair play regulations, and Blues boss Guardiola said the issue last week “I said last season I trust a lot what club has done because I know them. Hopefully they can solve it as soon as possible.”