The Premier League has sued Manchester City for breaching its financial rules. In total, there are four different charges, for various offenses dating back to the 2009-2010 season. A committee will consider this. It is unclear what punishment Manchester City can receive. According to The Times, points deduction is a possible penalty, but in extreme cases The Citizens could even be expelled from the competition. The Premier League has announced that the hearings will take place behind closed doors.
Breach of Premier League rules
The club is said to have breached Premier League rules, which require accurate financial information to be provided in good faith that gives a reliable picture of its own financial position. The club from Manchester has been in Arab hands since 2008. The Arabs spent hundreds of millions on new players and modernizing City’s accommodation. The club has since been champions of England six times, including four times in the past five years. In 2021, manager Pep Guardiola’s team reached the final of the Champions League, in which Chelsea was too strong.
What happens now with Manchester City?
It’s really interesting to see what’s going to happen. Manchester City has built a very strong team over the years. A point deduction will most likely be a bad scenario, but not the worse. It would help Arsenal in their attempt to win the Premier League this season. It’s going to be really interesting to see what will happen if they get expelled from the league. Players like Erling Haaland, Kevin de Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez will definitely go and look for another club to play for. They want to stay at the highest level of European football. All over Europe the top clubs are going to attack Man City like vultures in attempt to get top quality players for cheap.