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City Issue Calm Response To Rennes Accusations

MCFC, as is the way these days have reacted in a professional, measured way to the finger pointing of Pierre Dreossi, Rennes Technical Director...

The Brittany/Bretagne club are accusing City of inducing teenage defender Jeremy Helan to break a contract with the Ligue 1 club and have complained to FIFA.

City's statement reads:

'Manchester City is aware of the ongoing contractual dispute in the French Labour Courts between Jeremy Helan and Stade Rennais. The dispute between the player and the Club pre-dates any interest from Manchester City.

Manchester City obviously cannot comment on the case until the French Judicial Process has run its course, however we are comfortable that we have acted within the rules throughout the process and in no way induced any breach of contract by Jeremy Helan.'

Meanwhile, FIFA have confirmed that they are investigating the issue:

"There is a case pending with Fifa's Player Status Department involving Jérémy Hélan, Stade Rennais FC and Manchester City."

As today's Guardian confirms, UEFA President Michel Platini's plan to implement a European transfer ban on all players under 18 years old suddenly has an opportunity to gather pace.

More on this developing story as we get it...


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Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Tuesday September 8 2009
Time: 12:06PM


Blimey! What is the upshot of all this in the unlikely event this goes against City? Are we talking a transfer embargo a la Chesea?
Kid Charlemagne
08/09/2009 12:13:00
Hopefully it won't come to that. Sounds like City are pretty confident that they will come out of this alright and I would be very surprised if their legal men didn't run the fine tooth comb over this deal before it went ahead.
08/09/2009 12:19:00
France holds a lot of sway at the highest level. I mean just look at that official name: "Fédération Internationale de Football Association." That seals it!
Johnny Baguette
08/09/2009 12:48:00
lol Yes Johnny theve even infiltrated you! Mr Baguette
08/09/2009 13:03:00
Lord have mercy!
Johnny Baguette
08/09/2009 13:08:00
I'm sorry... WHO? has this kid even joined our academy?
08/09/2009 14:01:00
He turned out for the reserves a few games last season, for sure.
Johnny Baguette
08/09/2009 14:15:00
I mentioned him when we signed that German lad... I said we had McGivern.. and Helan already there for left back so why were we getting him. From the little I've seen of Helan though he looks absolute quality.
08/09/2009 15:11:00
Good to hear Goat. We'll need all the Academy and Reserve players we can lay our hands on when we get banned from transfers for 10 years. lol!
Johnny Baguette
08/09/2009 17:20:00
Im confident will be proven of no wrong doing.
enzo city
08/09/2009 21:25:00
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