It is foreseeable that Uefa's draconian penalty against Manchester City will have an impact on Bayern's transfer poker to Leroy Sané. It could be really spectacular. At least that's what a British lawyer claims.
- Manchester City is excluded from the Champions League by UEFA .
- Coach Pep Guardiola's club has to fear further sanctions.
- A British lawyer says players like Leroy Sané could sue their contracts.
Munich / Manchester - It's a huge mess that Manchester City has gotten there.
The club of ex-Bayern coach Pep Guardiola will be drastically punished by the European football association Uefa for alleged violations of financial fair play with a Champions League exclusion for two years.
Manchester City face further sanctions after being excluded from the Champions League
The reports are increasing, according to which the citizens are now threatened with consequences in the Premier League.
There is talk of a point deduction because the sky blue are said to have cheated on their finances. And it can get worse for Guardiola and ManCity .
Manchester City coach: Pep Guardiola.
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At least one British sports lawyer claims this - his name: John Mehrzad. According to internet portal lawinsport.com, Mehrzad is considered a leading labor and sports lawyer. He has been proven to work for the London law firm Littleton Chambers.
Jurist: ManCity players have to worry about their bonus payments
The lawyer regularly comments on current popular sports law cases on Twitter. Like the case of Manchester City and the possible consequences of the draconian punishment against the English champions.
It could be even more serious for the Premier League club. Because: If it goes to Mehrzad, the players and the coaching team could theoretically complain about their contracts.
The background would be agreed bonus payments, which would be significantly lower due to the lack of stakes and title chances in the premier class.
Sports lawyer: Manchester City would probably break the contract
Mehrzad then sees a clear breach of contract because ManCity would be responsible for Uefa's sanctions. Allegedly.
Analysis in thread below applies - except 'just cause' (player specific) - to Pep's and his assistants' contracts too: ie subject to CAS outcome, City arguably has fundamentally breached their contracts, entitling them to walk out of club or seek improved financial terms to stay: https://t.co/fIXbMf1Q4M- John Mehrzad (@JohnMehrzadLaw) February 15, 2020
The sports lawyer himself repeatedly emphasizes that such legal disputes between the Citizens and their players are rather unlikely.
Rather, the players' advisors could go there and negotiate new bonus payments - and put pressure on the Sky Blues in the negotiations.
End. In reality, money talks. City players unlikely to walk out of lucrative contracts or become embroiled in legal battles. But their agents can now demand hefty guaranteed payments / renegotiated contracts for players to stay. City may have little option but to agree.- John Mehrzad (@JohnMehrzadLaw) February 15, 2020
One step further: if Leroy Sané - hypothetically - would take legal action against his employer and the contract would be null and void, he could even go free at the end of the season. Theoretically.
Bayern have a better starting position at Leroy Sané because of ManCity debacle
Sané is known to be the number one goal for the FC Bayern * squad, which the Munich team never denied.
Coveted star: Leroy Sané from Manchester City.
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Whether it comes to this, as described by Mehrzad, is currently completely open and pure speculation. ManCity had already announced that it would take all necessary measures to take action against the Uefa judgment.
One thing is certain: Manchester City already has a huge (image) damage. And either way, Bayern have a better starting position in the transfer poker around Sané .
After all, the Guardiola Club has to make top-class sales in order to only partially compensate for the negative transfer balance. It remains exciting.
While ManCity and Pep Guardiola are facing huge problems, FC Bayern have regained the Bundesliga lead with a win in Cologne.
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Rubric list image: © dpa / Martin Rickett