Man City owners face MORE financial allegations after Girona transfer

Manchester City's owners find themselves in trouble again this week after yet more allegations of financial irregularities, this time involving one of their other clubs Girona. 

Girona, who are owned by City Football Group (CFG), have been flying in Spain this season and the Catalan club are currently sat third in La Liga - with the chance to leapfrog Barcelona in second this weekend.

Such has been there success this term, some have even suggested that Liverpool would be wise to take a closer look at Girona boss Michel, although Feyenoord head coach Arne Slot is now destined to become the club's next manager.

One of the players key to their impressive form this season is striker Artem Dovbyk, who has 27 goal contributions in all competitions as things stand.

However, it appears that Girona may have bent the rules to bring the Ukrainian forward to the club last summer.

MAN CITY OWNERS FACE MORE ALLEGATIONS

According to lawyer Evgeniy Kuzmin (via FootballTransfers), Girona's €8m acquisition of Dovbyk from Ukrainian side SC Dnipro-1 may not have been above board, and he claims that a company was registered in Estonia to help avoid Man City's owners from paying more tax in Ukraine.

Given that this is illegal, CFG could find themselves in trouble if these accusations are proven true, with UEFA potentially investigating the deal.

Ultimately, this could lead to the expulsion of Girona from both European competition and domestic tournaments, such as the Champions League - for which Girona are almost certain to qualify this season - and La Liga.

However, it is entirely possible that Girona are simply handed a sizeable fine, with a report from Mundo Deportivo suggesting that the allegations are not serious enough to merit a more significant punishment.

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Man City's owners are still battling the Premier League regarding their 115 alleged breaches of Financial Fair Play regulations, with the club's hearing set to take place in the 'near future' according to Premier League CEO Richard Masters.

Man City could potentially face relegation if found guilty of breaking FFP rules, although the club deny any wrongdoing.

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