Punishment has been announced for Man City today for breaking financial fair play rules

Shady dealing over supposed sponsorship payments has put Man City back in the dock again.

Controversy seems to be following Man City around at every turn just now, rendering their recent treble win as yesterday’s news.

Since breaking their Premier League hoodoo back in 2012, the Cityzens have gone on to become the most successful side in the English top-flight over the past decade.

Under Pep Guardiola, the current champions of England and Europe have gone from strength to strength, playing some of the best football ever seen in an English league.

Unfortunately, there have always been underlying issues that have dogged the club and that won’t seem to go away.

There’s the significant matter of 115 separate charges being brought against the club for various apparent misdeamours, per The Times (subscription required) as a start point.

At present, the club and its employees have chosen not to speak about them, other than Guardiola’s proclamation that he would leave the club immediately if he felt he had been lied to.

But now, a new problem has poked its ugly head over the parapet.

An anonymous person or persons from the United Arab Emirates gave the club £30 million, which UEFA has determined should have come from a key sponsor, Etisalat, according to The Times (subscription required).

However, it appears that the money came from City’s owners, the Abu Dhabi United Group (ADUG), led by Sheikh Mansour, and was disguised as equity capital.

It’s yet another cloudy situation for the club, and it will benefit everyone if the truth is discovered as soon as possible.


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