Manchester Metropolis made a banned payment of £200,000 to Jadon Sancho’s agent when the England winger modified into as soon as 14 years archaic, per Der Spiegel.
The German journal claims Metropolis made the associated payment to Emeka Obasi as soon as they signed Sancho, now at Borussia Dortmund, from Watford in March 2015.
Soccer Affiliation recommendations bid younger gamers can’t be represented by an agent till the year they turn 16.
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London-born Sancho, 18, joined Metropolis as a 14-year-archaic, when the Premier League champions paid £66,000 in compensation to Watford.
Rules also sing clubs are no longer accredited to present financial inducements to a player under 16.
Der Spiegel – which has published a sequence of revelations in smooth months, including allegations Metropolis deceived Uefa over financial aesthetic play (FFP) recommendations – claims the membership wrote a letter to Sancho’s father which outlined how much they had been willing to pay the player as soon as he turned professional.
The journal also says a Metropolis lawyer modified into as soon as “vexed” the letter also can very smartly be deemed as a financial provide and therefore breaking the foundations about offering inducements.
Der Spiegel alleges Metropolis paid £200,000 to Obasi as fragment of a scouting contract to search out gamers in central and South The US. It claims the associated payment modified into as soon as no doubt when it comes to Sancho’s switch from Watford.
Sancho never made a indispensable-crew look for Metropolis earlier than nice looking to German giants Dortmund for £8m in August 2017.
He has been regarded as one of many smartly-known person gamers for the Bundesliga leaders this season, with the membership describing him as “regarded as one of many most though-provoking gamers in Europe” as soon as they announced he had signed a smooth long-timeframe contract in October.
In April 2017, Liverpool had been fined £100,000 by the Premier League and handed a two-year ban on signing academy gamers from other clubs for offering inducements to a 12-year-archaic academy player at Stoke Metropolis.
BBC Sport has contacted Sancho’s representatives for comment.