Manchester City to avoid ban from CAS

EPL By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 17/04/2018

Manchester City is facing the prospect of a two-window transfer ban but they have been cleared and will not be punished by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, according to Goal.

The Etihad outfit was taken to FIFA and CIS by Argentine club Velez Sarsfield but the world governing body had ruled that the signing of Benjamin Garre, then 16, by Manchester City was legal.

The new Premier League Champions could have suffered two-window transfer ban if found guilty, but Manchester City was cleared from the allegations, official confirmation from CAS is expected to arrive shortly, and Velez will have the right to appeal.

Velez had initially claimed that City approached Garre when was 15 and then broke transfer rules by signing him shortly after his 16th birthday.

Garre holds an Italian passport and Manchester City believes that they were acting in accordance to the rules after  Garre turns 16.though Velez appealed to FIFA, claiming that transfer rules state that players aged 18 or under can only move between European clubs.

Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid were handed bans in recent years but City has been vindicated of the case.