Posted: 21 April 2018 13:00
21 April 2018Time:
The Court of Arbitration for Sport have cleared Manchester City of any wrongdoing during their signing of teenager Benjamin Garre from Argentinian club Velez Sarsfield.
The South American outfit claimed the Citizens had approach Garre when he was still only 15, before signing him shortly after his 16th birthday, which goes against FIFA’s international transfer laws, which prohibits the signing of under-18s.
However, City - who clinched the Premier League title on Monday - successfully argued that the starlet’s Italian passport permitted him to join the club under the parameters of the European Union.
The CAS have since heard the case after Sarsfield appealed FIFA’s initial rejection of the complaint, and released the following statement after ruling in City’s favour: “The appeal filed on 12 December 2016 by Club Atletico Velez Sarsfield against the decision issued on 24 August 2016 by the single judge of the sub-committee of the FIFA players’ status committee (the challenged decision) is dismissed and, accordingly, the challenged decision is confirmed.”Article by:
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