Manchester City could be in hot water over their signing of Jadon Sancho from Watford when he was 14.
City are accused to have attempted to conceal payments worth £200,000 given to Sancho’s agent, Emeka Obasi, when the player was just 14-years-old.
Now 18 and no longer at City, Sancho plays for Borussia Dortmund where he has become a prime transfer target for Manchester United as one of the Bundesliga’s rising stars, as per The Sun.
Filthy from Jadon Sancho 🔥
He won’t be at Dortmund for long, immense talent. pic.twitter.com/KqAuCxCXT3
— WeDiscussFootball (@DiscussFootbal) February 23, 2019
An FA spokesman exclusive confirmed to The Times that they would be investigating the matter.
“We can confirm that we will be investigating the allegations,” she said.
The Times add that City “could be in breach of rules banning incentives and inducements for players aged under 16” which forbids such clauses entering their contracts.
This adds more fuel to the fire and suggests all is now well at City, who are also in trouble over Financial Fair Play.
Signing Sancho this summer
That would be some coup wouldn’t it? Lining up with a front three of Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial next season sounds very appealing as United need a specialist winger with pace on the right to increase our potency in attack.
But he would cost a fortune, possibly near £100 million, and United would be making a long-term investment in that.
United should be looking to unearth football’s next star rather than targeting the likes of Gareth Bale of Real Madrid. Brining Alexis Sanchez to United has proved to be a disaster and we’ve always took pride in having the best young players.
Just try avoid making a mistake like City did, yeah?