Manchester City's success came at a high price

Ross Houston
May 16, 2019

Among them is Rick Parry, chief executive at Liverpool from 1998 to 2009 and former Premier League chief executive.

"Manchester City FC is fully cooperating in good faith with the CFCB IC's ongoing investigation", the statement read.

With that being said, Spurs can not be taken likely with deadly attackers such as Son Heung-min, Harry Kane and of course Lucas Moura who scored a hat-trick against Ajax in the second leg of their Champions League semifinal.

"The New York Times report citing 'people familiar with the case' is therefore extremely concerning".

City's success has always been eyed with suspicion though as it wouldn't have been possible without the financial muscle of its Emirati owners.

"'In doing so the club is reliant on the CFCB IC's independence and commitment to due process and on Uefa's commitment of March 7 that it "...will make no further comment on the matter while the investigation is ongoing".

In the past year, France's Paris Saint-Germain and Italy's AC Milan have avoided sanctions by launching successful legal challenges to Uefa rulings on FFP.

Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al-Nahyan, the billionaire businessman and member of the Abu Dhabi royal family, bought Manchester City in 2008.

Members of the investigatory chamber of Uefa's financial control board, set up to analyse the accounts of clubs suspected of breaking cost-control regulations, met two weeks ago in Switzerland to finalise their conclusions, the newspaper said.

Son would not speculate on the outcome of the June 1 match against a side who have already beaten them twice in the Premier League this season, but said Spurs must work hard to overcome a team that just missed out on the domestic league title.

City simply have to win Europe's biggest competition to be taken seriously as a big club, but the reality is they have not even come close to reaching a Champions League final despite spending £1billion to build their dream team over the last decade. "I won our fantasy mini-league".

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