The Citizens might face serious consequences for breaking the league’s financial rules.
Premier League clubs are reportedly pushing for maximum punishment against Manchester City amid allegations of financial misconduct.
The Citizens have taken the Premier League by storm since their change of ownership in 2008. Having won six Premier League titles since then, City have established their place as one of the main European powerhouses.
A new legal proceeding, however, might undermine City’s reputation. Following a four-year investigation, over 100 breaches of regulations have been allegedly found in City’s records.
Man City have allegedly hidden the source of their funding and haven’t complied with financial fair play regulations. A number of independent committees are reportedly looking into City’s financial records between 2009 and 2018.
According to the Sun, City’s Premier League rivals hope the FA will hand out the ultimate punishment to the Citizens.
The English newspaper has cited an unnamed club chief saying: “If these charges are proven there must be proper punishment – and the only fitting one is for them to be relegated. We’re talking about a decade of alleged abuses and want the Premier League to do the right thing.”
The Citizens provided a short statement earlier this week, expressing their “surprise” over the allegations. The club have also welcomed further investigations by independent committees.