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Manchester City banned from signing academy players over tapping up

• City banned for two years, with one of those suspended, and fined £300,000
• Premier League inquiry found club breached rules when signing two players

Manchester City have been banned from signing certain academy players for two years, the Premier League has announced. The club has also been fined £300,000 for breaching youth development rules relating to the signing of two players.

The ban means City will be unable to sign academy players in the 10-18 age range who have been registered with another Premier League or Football League club in the preceding 18 months. The second year of the ban, due to begin on 30 June 2018, will be suspended for three years.

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