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Former Sky Sports reporter drops damning verdict on Man City relegation fears as FFP case looms



Former Sky Sports reporter Geoff Shreeves has had his say on Manchester City’s alleged Financial Fair Play breaches.

Back in February 2023, it was reported that City are being investigated for numerous breaches’ of financial rules following a four-year investigation.

It has been claimed that the Etihad club are facing 115 breaches, which the club denied.

Earlier in the season, Everton were handed a 10-point deduction by the Premier League after violating Financial Fair Play regulations.

Since Everton’s deduction was confirmed, it has led to fans speculating about City’s potential punishment.

Speaking recently to Lucky Block, former Sky Sports reporter Shreeves said: “The Everton and Manchester City charges are very different. You can’t compare the two directly and Everton were in dialogue with the Premier League all the way through their process.

“I think with Manchester City, it will come to court but not for two years at least. It’s a long, a long, long way down the road. I don’t see that the Premier League would have any other option [than to relegate City if they are found guilty].”

He continued: “They’ve set a precedent with Everton with those points deductions. They primarily pushed for a 12-point deduction. So it has to be a possibility, it has to be.”

City boss Pep Guardiola spoke about the matter back in November, he said: “We are innocent until guilt is proved.

“I know the people want it (City punished). I know, I feel it. I will wait and see, and after the sentence has been done we will come here and explain.”

Guardiola added: “Absolutely, I will not consider my future (if) it depends being here or being in League One.

“There is more chance to stay if we are in League One than if we were in the Champions League.”

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