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Man City academy staff unhappy club avoided transfer ban

Some Manchester City academy staff have reportedly unhappy the club avoided a transfer ban for breaking FIFA rules on signing young players.

City were found guilty of breaching regulations on the international transfer of under-18s in a number of cases which all occurred before December 2016.

City received a £315,000 fine from world football's governing body after the club "accepted its responsibility".

However, the Daily Mail reports that some staff in City's academy - considered one of the best in the country - feel that a transfer embargo would have provided the chance to help the development of younger players.

There was a belief that a ban would have required manager Pep Guardiola to follow the approach adopted by Chelsea manager Frank Lampard this season by giving more opportunities to some of the club's home-grown talents.

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