Manchester City have been cleared of breaching transfer rules when they signed Argentine midfielder Benjamin Garré.

The news is being reported by The Telegraph and will ultimately mean the Blues can continue with their summer transfer plans after being cleared of any wrongdoing when City signed the player in 2016.

City were faced with the possibility of being banned from registering any new signings for two transfer windows should they have been found guilty of any breaches.

The Court of Arbitration has found City not guilty of breaking any legislation nine months after the case was brought forward following Velez Sarsfield’s claims. The Argentine club will have the right to appeal the decision, but it remains unclear whether or not they will attempt to have City punished for the second time.

City were accused of acting unethically by approaching Garré when he was 15-years-old. FIFA rulings do not allow clubs do discuss any possible transfers with players under the age of 18 unless it’s within’ European nations.

City’s argument remained Garré held an Italian passport, ultimately falling within the boundaries of the rules.

 

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