Man City Are Concerned That Their Legal Issues May Hinder Their Pursuit Of Bellingham.
The reigning champions were charged with more than 100 offenses, the Premier League said on Monday. A disciplinary committee will now decide the future of the club.
Man City might face a variety of penalties, including expulsion or a reduction in points, should they be proven guilty, but the process could take years.
According to the Telegraph, the club’s summer transfer plans, particularly their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham, may be complicated by the ambiguity and prospect of a severe sanction.
The England international has been identified as one of the club’s top targets, and central midfield has been identified as a vital area for City to bolster in the summer.
Bellingham has been wanted by elite teams around Europe, with Real Madrid and Liverpool vying to get him after a heated bidding war.
With star Kevin De Bruyne turning 32 this summer, City are allegedly eyeing Bellingham as one of two possible midfield additions to reinvigorate the team’s core.
Club captain Ilkay Gundogan, whose contract ends in June, has attracted serious attention from Barcelona and is now free to talk about transfers with international teams.