Manchester City Academy Under Premier League Investigation Following Dubious Transfer Conduct

Dharma Bhagalia

​Earlier this month, 3rd placed Liverpool were handed a two-year academy transfer ban, the second year suspended, and fined a total of £100k for illegally approaching a 12-year-old Stoke City player. 

The Premier League has now begun investigation into whether or not Manchester City have committed similar offences with their three most recent academy signings. 

To investigate, the five-step process will be used - a system that determines whether or not signings have been made legally between two Category One academies. 

According to reports from the ​Independent, any official charges are yet to be sanctioned.


Should the two-time Premier League champions be found guilty of breaching official Premier League rules, then similarly to Liverpool, the club would be given the opportunity to agree a sanction and should they still fail to comply, then they face the possibility of an independent tribunal resulting in even harsher punishments. 

Manchester City's youth side take on current Premier League leaders academy side, Chelsea, in the first leg of the FA Youth Cup final on Wednesday night. Both sides have tremendous talent to showcase with the likes of Jadon Sancho and  Brahim Díaz likely to play a huge  part in the clash.

This happens to be the third year in a row that both sides come up against one another in the final of the Cup, showing the dominance and  superiority in terms of development, that both clubs have in comparison to their fellow rivals.  


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