Manchester City put the counter on Yves Leterme


Manchester City zet de tegenaanval in op Yves Leterme

The Uefa has Thursday its investigation into the financial affairs at Premier League champion Manchester City completed. The dossier, which was started after Football Leaks-revelations, was referred to the internal court of the European football federation. That will now be a judgment sheets. As a reaction to the possible exclusion for the Champions League the club has the counter attack is used on Yves Leterme, head researcher at the Uefa. According to the City, the leaks to the media last week is indicative of the process that Leterme is checked’.

After a study of the European Voetbalconfederatie Uefa for possible violations of the Financial Fairplay rules at Manchester City, the UEFA the exclusion of City from the Champions League questions. That made the American newspaper The New York Times Monday known. There are strong suspicions that City sjoemelde with contracts. Chairman of the test room at the European football association (Uefa) possible violations of the Financial Fair Play explores is ex-prime minister Yves Leterme. Today was the Uefa officially announced that the research file to the internal court of the football federation is referred.

‘Manchester City is disappointed but unfortunately not surprised by the sudden announcement of the plans of Yves Leterme”, sounds the in an official statement. ‘The leak to the media last week are indicative of the process that Leterme is checked. Manchester City is confident that the matter is weighed by an independent judicial body.’

“The allegation of financial irregularities is completely incorrect and ignores the many, irrefutable evidence that Manchester City FC is provided. The decision contains errors, misinterpretations and confusions that are fundamentally caused by a lack of a fair trial. There are still a number of important unresolved issues raised by Manchester City, in what the club as a totally unsatisfactory, shortened and hostile process experience.’


Yves Leterme would not comment on what The New York Times has written.

Since march, performs the financial audit committee of the Uefa, an investigation into the club, after publications in the media, including The Default, on the basis of Football Leaks. Among others, the English champion in 2013, with the numbers of contracts cheated to a loss of € 11.5 million in cover. A year later, the club, the manager of a minor player (the then 14-year-old Jadon Sancho, who is now at Borussia Dortmund) 235.000 euro paid. Thanks to Football Leaks also came to light that Abu Dhabi – the club is since 2008 in the hands of the family of the emir – in seven years time via overrated contracts a fortune in the City would be pumped.

In 2014, also condemned the Uefa Manchester City already for breaches of Financial Fair Play. It took the club of Vincent Kompany and Kevin De Bruyne when 57 million euro, of which 37 million are conditional. Moreover, had the club in the Champions League 2014-2015 with a limited selection of office. Also the Premier League is currently investigating possible violations of the club.

Manchester City fourth Sunday, the sixth national championship, the second in a row and the fourth since the takeover of the club. Next Saturday the Citizens of a domestic treble by after the League Cup in February against Chelsea, the FA Cup win. In the final Watford the opponent. The big dream of the owners from the Middle East is, however, a victory in the Champions League, which so far have not succeeded.

The Uefa was not known when a verdict may be expected. A negative outcome for Manchester City, it seems certain that the blauwhemden to the International Sporttribunaal (TAS) steps.