The expected outcome in the event Manchester City are found guilty after they were hit with more than 100 charges by the Premier League, has been revealed.
It came after a four-year investigation from the Premier League, who are accusing their current champions of not providing the accurate financial information when it comes to club revenue, sponsorship revenue and operating costs.
However, Sky Sports’ Kaveh Solhekol says that most people are expecting City will likely be hit with a “small points deduction” should they be found guilty.
And it’s important to note that any verdict is not likely to come anytime soon. The commission will hear both sides and things will remain private and confidential before the decision is shared on the official Premier League website.
In 2020, City had a two-year suspension from European club competitions overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), after UEFA had ruled that the Blues committed “serious breaches” of Financial Fair Play regulations in a four-year period between 2012 and 2016.
Image: AlamyLord Pannick KC of Blackstone Chambers led City to victory on that occasion and has been brought back into the fold for the latest legal battle.
City, who put out a statement saying they welcome the review, are believed to be confident of clearing their name.