Leaked emails reveal Manchester City received payments from Abu Dhabi


  • City allegedly liaised with government agency over payments
  • Club under Premier League investigation, claims Der Spiegel
  • Potential rule breaches include paying fees for underage players

Emails have been released that appear to show the state of Abu Dhabi facilitating payments to Manchester City, reigniting the controversy that led to the club receiving a ban from European competition that was ultimately overturned at the court of arbitration for sport (Cas).

According to documents published by Der Spiegel, City liaised with a government agency in the Gulf State to fulfil payments to the club owed by a private company under the control of Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al-Nahyan, a member of the Abu Dhabi royal family and City’s owner since 2008.

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Written by Paul MacInnes
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