According to a report from the Guardian, following Man City’s successful appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against a two-year Champions League ban, manager Pep Guardiola could receive a £150 million transfer kitty to spend on new acquisitions this summer.
On Monday morning, CAS released a statement declaring that the Sky Blues had successfully appealed their European ban originally imposed by UEFA, going on to state that we did not disguise equity funding as sponsorship contributions but did fail to comply with the investigatory authorities.
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As a result, our two-year European dismissal was overturned and the fine reduced to €10 million (£9.07 million), with City supporters everywhere going wild over the news that we will play on football’s biggest stage next season.
In the wake of this announcement, the Guardian now claim that Guardiola will be handed a significant £150 million transfer kitty to spend on summer recruits – with journalist Jamie Jackson writing that Bundesliga ace David Alaba and Napoli star Kalidou Koulibaly are our prime targets.
Alaba, who has started 27 league matches this season for Bayern, has played under our boss before at the Allianz Arena – with the left-back now emerging as a candidate to sign at the Etihad.
Koulibaly, currently one of the most highly sought-after defenders in Europe, remains on City’s radar as we ponder investing in a proven centre-half to partner Aymeric Laporte.
These potential swoops, according to the Guardian, have been made possible through CAS’ verdict – with the prospect of us being successful in the summer market further boosted by our fine reduction as per this report.
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