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Manchester City Made An Illegal Payment To Sign Jadon Sancho

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It looks like Premier League teams just can't catch a break, as Manchester City is now under fire as they allegedly made an illegal payment worth £200,000 when they signed Jadon Sancho back in 2015.

The team handed some cash to Sancho's agent when they lured him away from Watford, something that's not permitted for players under the age of 16, and they may be served a huge fine and even a transfer ban, according to Der Spiegel.

The £200,000 payment was allegedly for Sancho's agent, Emeka Obasi, to go scout youngsters in Central and South America, but a leaked email shows it was, in fact, his fee for his role in Sancho's signing for Manchester City.

The Citizens were already under fire as they had also been found guilty of breaking FIFA regulations in Mathias Bossaerts's signing, while Chelsea FC has just been served a 2-year transfer ban for the same reasons.

Sancho would go on to spend a couple of years at the Etihad Stadium before completing a move to Borussia Dortmund, where he's finally earned a lot of first-time minutes and has turned a lot of heads as one of the most promising forwards in the world.

Now, he's expected to make a move to Manchester United, should the team make next year's UEFA Champions League and pay a huge amount of money for the wonderkid.