The likes of James Milner and Micah Richards could now be allowed to leave.
Premier League Champions Manchester City have been handed a boost by UEFA, who have now declared that the Eastlands club can manage with naming just five homegrown players in their 21-man squad for the Champions League next season, reports the Daily Express.
City had been given an FFP sanction by UEFA last term by cutting short the number of usable players in the Champions League to 21, and were struggling to accommodate eight homegrown players as part of their squad.
The Players’ union FIFPro however, has influenced UEFA into reducing the number of homegrown players proportionally for clubs with FFP sanctions, since the current standard of eight homegrown players is affecting players’ rights and consequently clubs’ behavior with them.
The reduced sanctions could now allow City’s fringe players such as James Milner and Micah Richards – both touted by Arsenal – to push for moves out of the Etihad Stadium, and the Citizens’ top management could also become more flexible in moving on some of their wantaway players.
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