Why Manchester City will be allowed to sign Savio despite Manchester United’s blocked deal for Jean-Clair Todibo

Why Manchester City will be allowed to sign Savio despite Manchester United’s blocked deal for Jean-Clair Todibo
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Published on 2024-06-20 15:15:00

A new report has detailed exactly why Manchester City will be permitted to sign Savio from a City Group sister club, while rivals United see a similar deal blocked.

Details first surfaced earlier this year surrounding the Premier League champions’ pursuit of arguably the finest talent currently starring elsewhere within the City Football Group, with the Brazilian winger driving his loan club to history.

With Savio on loan at the Catalan club from sister side ESTAC Troyes in France, Manchester City felt it necessary to ensure that the player’s future would be more closely controlled by those at the Etihad Stadium, thus investing around €40 million in the forward.

But the transfer itself has been heavily scrutinised in recent days by supporters of Manchester United, who have seen their club blocked by UEFA from signing Jean-Clair Todibo from Nice, with multi-club ownership guidelines meaning the two clubs cannot trade.

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