Premier League giants Manchester City would appear before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) over their involvement in the case involving teenage sensation Benjamin Garre from Argentina.
A South American side Velez Sarsfield is appealing a case that FIFA ruled in favour of City.
The club complained about how the player moved to the Etihad in 2016 but the world soccer governing body found no fault. CAS has fixed July 3 as the hearing date for the appeal with the three parties expected to appear.
Velez is saying that City breached FIFA rules on how they acquired the youngster as he was a minor that was signed from outside the European Union. City claims that the player has an Italian passportso there was no fault to the move after his 16th birthday.
Manchester City has favoured youngsters more of recent. Gabriel Jesus is having a great run at the club. Last season Kelechi Iheanacho led the attack and the Brazilian has picked up the mantle this time. There’s Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane and a host of others at the club.
Sane himself is set to miss the forthcoming Confederations Cup due to nose surgery. He was nominated for the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA)Young Player of the Year award for his outstanding debut season. The pre World Cup event is poised to run from June 17 to July 2 in Russia – hosts for next year’s mundial.
Sane decided to use the summer to undergo the surgery and rest enough for the new season. German coach Joachim Low rested top stars as he opted to give more youngsters the opportunity in Russia. Sane is among the three Premier League stars aside Emre Can of Liverpool and Shkodran Mustafi of Arsenal.