UEFA have been warned that any outcome from the allegations Manchester City have been charged with by the Premier League will &aposalmost certainly cause serious unrest among its member clubs to a point of mutiny&apos.
Earlier this year, City were hit with a string of grave accusations from the Premier League, including nearly a decade of misrepresenting their finances to the relevant football authorities. The club vehemently deny any suggestion they have not adhered to competition rules, and will be able to defend their position at an independent tribunal that will assess the evidence.
The lengthy investigation by the Premier League followed a similar look into City by UEFA, who concluded in 2020 that the Blues had breached their financial fair play rules and should be banned from the Champions League for two years. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) overturned this decision – the only thing City were deemed guilty of was not co-operating with the UEFA investigation, which the club insisted was flawed – but this verdict was not enough to clear City&aposs name in the court of public opinion.
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Jeremy Doku needed convincing by Pep Guardiola and Kevin De Bruyne to make the 55.5million move to Manchester City this summer, after initially having reservations over the transfer.
Doku was a regular for Rennes and wanted by a number of clubs, eventually choosing City towards the end of the transfer window. He made his City debut against Fulham last weekend, earning praise from assistant manager Juanma Lillo who was standing in for Guardiola on the touchline.