Manchester City have responded to accusations leveled against them by the English Premier League for alleged violations of its financial rules.
The Premier League has accused Manchester City of breaking financial rules more than 100 times in 9 seasons, noting that the case was discovered after a 4-year investigation into sponsors and contracts.
It states that the allegations relate to violations committed between September 2009 and the end of the 2017-2018 season.
It is reported by Manchester City. Official statement on Monday: “The club was surprised that these alleged allegations were made against the rules of the English Premier League, especially since the club has provided the league with a huge amount of detailed material and active participation.”
He added: “The club welcomes the consideration of this matter by an independent committee which will impartially consider the compelling evidence available to support Manchester City’s position.
“Through this mechanism, we hope to put an end to this issue once and for all,” he concluded.
In the event that the alleged violations are confirmed, City could lose points that will rob them of their chance to win the English Premier League title and prevent them from qualifying for the Champions League.
The European Union banned City from its competition for a period of two years due to alleged violations of its rules in February 2020, but the fine was overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport in July of that year.
City won their sixth league title last season but are still chasing their first Champions League title.
The team of Spanish coach Josep Guardiola reached the final match of the prestigious continental tournament only once, in 2021, and lost to their compatriot Chelsea.
Manchester City are currently top of the Premier League, five points behind leaders Arsenal, with the match postponed until the last. He has also reached the final price of the Champions League, where he will face his German hosts Leipzig on 22 February in the first leg of the final price.