Manchester City were rocked yesterday when they banned from all UEFA competitions for the next two seasons and fined £24.9m for “serious breaches” of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play and club licensing regulations (Sports Illustrated).
If the current Premier League champions finish in the top four and their ban is upheld by CAS, it would mean a Champions League place would go to the team who finish fifth in the Premier League.
However, The Independent claim that City could be set for more problems with the prospect of a potential points deduction from the Premier League.
The report suggests that the sanction handed down from UEFA will force the Premier League to also take action with discussions having already taken place by committees about the outcome.
A loss of points is now claimed to be a very likely prospect for Pep Guardiola’s side who could end up finishing the season outside of the top four.
The chasing pack of the top four including Tottenham Hotspur could be set to benefit if City are punished by league chiefs.
Manchester City have already confirmed in a statement that they will be appealing the decision.
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