Manchester City enjoyed their best win of the season on Monday when they successfully overturned a two-year ban from European club competitions.
The club was cleared by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) of “disguising equity funds as sponsorship contributions” and additionally had a €30 million fine reduced to €10 million.
Suddenly, there is a clearer picture of how City move forward. After being beaten to the Premier League title by Liverpool this season, we can expect a rebuild at the Etihad Stadium. Pep Guardiola is expected to continue as manager into the final year of his current contract and breathe fresh life into the squad.
A defensive overhaul is going to be at the centre of City’s summer plans, while two extra additions elsewhere are being considered to add a new depth to the team.
Sources insist that their recruitment plan has not particularly changed in light of the CAS announcement. It just means they now have a better chance of landing top targets.
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