Benjamin Garre: Manchester City cleared by Cas over signing of Argentine teenager

City won the title with five games to spare but will strengthen again before next season

City won the title with five games to spare but will strengthen again before next season

Both reports claim that the Premier League champions are "concerned" that the Court of Arbitration for Sport will rule in favour of Velez, with a verdict expected within the next week.

Manchester City will be relieved with the news that a transfer ban will not be falling on their feet in the case of Benjamin Garre. They accused City of acting unethically by tapping up Garré when he was 15 and then breaking rules by signing him when he was 16.

Garre was snapped up by City's academy just 10 days after his 16th birthday in the summer of 2016.

City thought they were in the right because Garre holds an Italian passport and the age threshold for European Union citizens is 16.

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City are waiting to discover if they'll be hit with a transfer ban, according to reports in The Telegraph and The Daily Mail.

However Velez officials claimed City broke rules because Garre played for a club in Argentina, thus taking the case to the CAS. A verdict due last September was delayed but now the CAS are prepared to finally deliver their verdict in the next week.

Garre moved to the Etihad Stadium in 2016, but the Argentine club filed a complaint with Federation Internationale de Football Association in the September of that year, claiming City broke transfer regulations on approaching under-age players.

Earlier in the case, Federation Internationale de Football Association said there was "no element justifying" disciplinary proceedings against City.

Guardiola is looking to add two or three more players to his squad in a bid to create what Vincent Kompany termed a "dynasty" after Manchester United's defeat by West Bromwich Albion handed City the championship on Sunday.

City are now banned from signing academy players from certain English clubs after being found guilty of breaching Premier League youth development rules over the signing of two players.

Garre, 17, is yet to make his City debut and the forward has been playing for their under-23 team, scoring his first goal against Rotherham last August.

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