Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Manchester City to avoid ban from CAS

Manchester City to avoid ban from CAS

The Argentinian club have also taken Federation Internationale de Football Association to the Court of Arbitration for Sport after the governing body initially rejected their complaint in September 2016.

Etihad bosses feared Pep Guardiola would be hit with a ban this summer following an ongoing dispute with Argentine club Velez Sarsfield over Benjamin Garre.

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. If they are disciplined by CAS, they will most likely appeal and delay the implementation of the ban. City countered that Garre held an Italian passport and was therefore entitled to move after his 16th birthday.

In the last 12 months City have signed Benjamin Mendy, Danilo, Kyle Walker, Bernardo Silva, Ederson and Aymeric Laporte and those players have helped to make them one of the best teams in all of Europe.

"Velez also took Federation Internationale de Football Association to CAS after the world governing body rejected an initial complaint from the South American club in September 2016".

Pep Guardiola
GETTY Pep Guardiola will be able to make signings this summer after a scare of a ban

Velez officials took the Premier League champions and Federation Internationale de Football Association to CAS last summer following the sale of teenager Garre to the Etihad.

That is why a court case that was heard in July past year, with a verdict due by the end of September, has been delayed.

In similar cases, major European clubs have received heavy sanctions.

Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid have been subjected to transfer embargoes in recent years after being found guilty of breaching rules regarding the signing of global players younger than 18. City declined to comment on Monday night.

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