Manchester City avoid transfer ban over Benjamin Garré signing

• Vélez Sarsfield lose CAS appeal over teenager’s transfer
• Pep Guardiola set to have £200m to spend this summer

Manchester City have been cleared of any wrongdoing regarding the signing of Benjamin Garré by the court of arbitration for sport, clearing the way for Pep Guardiola to enter the summer transfer market with an expected minimum budget of £200m.

The 17-year-old Garré joined City after leaving Vélez Sarsfield, of his native Argentina, just after his 16th birthday two years ago. Fifa dismissed an initial complaint from Vélez regarding the move, the club claiming that City acted unethically in approaching Garré when he still 15, then broke transfer regulations by signing him when he turned 16.

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