MANCHESTER CITY are facing a shock TWO window transfer ban that could stop Pep Guardiola splashing the cash. The Premier League champions could be hit
MANCHESTER CITY are facing a shock TWO window transfer ban that could stop Pep Guardiola splashing the cash.
The Premier League champions could be hit with the hefty restrictions over signing Argentine wonderkid Benjamin Garre in 2016.
PA Manchester City facing two transfer window ban over the signing of Benjamin Garre
City want to spend heavy again this summer, but there are fears the Court of Arbitration for Sport will impose a ban during a verdict later this week.
Etihad chiefs are accused of breaching strict transfer rules when they signed Garre from Velez Sarsfield.
The club believe City unethically contacted the youngster when he was 15.
They then allegedly committed a breach of rules by signing the winger days after his 16th birthday.
News Group Newspapers Ltd Pep Guardiola is facing the prospect of not being able to add to his squad during the transfer window
PA Garre is seen as one of the stars of the future, and has already broken into the City Under-23 squad
If the title winners lose the case, they face a two-window transfer ban which could stop them registering players this summer and in January 2019.
However, City would have the right to appeal that could further delay the restrictions and allow Guardiola to sign his targets this summer.
The club are understood to be encouraged by the fact Fifa allowed the transfer to go through, and was not a breach of regulations because he holds an Italian passport.
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