Premier League punishes Man City with academy transfer ban

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Manchester [UK], May 6 (ANI): Manchester City have been fined 300,000 pounds and banned from signing academy players for two years after breaching Premier League transfer rules. City were found to have approached the family of two young players, who were registered with other clubs. The players in question were an 11-year-old who joined City from Everton last year and a 15-year-old midfielder from Wolverhampton Wanderers. The Premier League club now cannot sign youngsters aged between 10 and 18 who have been registered with Premier League or EFL clubs in the past 18 months. Part of the ban will only come into effect if the club reoffends in the next three years. Last month, Liverpool were fined 200,000 pounds and banned from signing youngsters for two years. It was ruled the Reds had broken Premier League rules by offering inducements to the family of an 11-year-old Stoke City player. "The Premier League has sanctioned Manchester City FC for breaches of its Youth Development Rules," quoted the Premier League as saying in a statement. "The breaches concern approaches to two separate Academy players whilst they were each registered with another club," the statement added. (ANI)