City fined £315,000 for breaching FIFA transfer regulations
By Ric Turner, Tue 13 August 2019 19:47
Club avoid transfer ban after accepting responsibility, according to Disciplinary Committee
City have been £315,000 by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee for breaches relating to the international transfer and registration of players under the age of 18.
The club were investigated over the signing of eight overseas players who were under 18 at the time, and found guilty in two cases, believed to relate to the transfer of African teenagers George Davies and Dominic Oduro from the Right to Dream Academy in Ghana to Danish side Nordsjaelland.
A statement on the club website read: "The Club accepts responsibility for the breaches which arose as a result of misinterpretation of the regulations in question. All of the breaches occurred before December 2016 when guidance on the interpretation of the provisions was issued, since which date Manchester City has been fully compliant.
"The Club regards highly and shares FIFA’s determination to ensure the protection of minors in football and has cooperated fully with the investigation which has been transparent and evidenced based at all times."