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By Chineze Ogugua

Manchester City could face a transfer ban which will hamper their plans to spend for next season in order to build on this season’s success.

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This is in relation to a Court case over the controversial signing of Benjamin Garre of which  Court of Arbitration for Sport will give its verdict on the case in the next seven days.

CAS may likely rule in favour of Velez Sarsfield, the Argentine club who claim City acted unethically by contacting Garre when he was 15 and then committed a breach of transfer rules by signing the winger only days after his 16th birthday.

If City do lose the case, they face the prospect of a two-window transfer ban that could prevent them from registering players this summer and in January 2019.

Real Madrid,Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have all suffered bans in the past over illegal approach to players below 18 years and this case may not be any different even though FIFA upheld the transfer.

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