Manchester United face further controversial transfer investigation after Florentina complain
Manchester United faced even more controversy as FIFA admitted that it is waiting for a formal complaint from Fiorentina over the signing of Michele Fornasie, (Italian Under-16 defender) to the Premier League club. The current rules that govern Italian football do not allow clubs to tie in players that are under the age of 18 to a contract. It has been known to Manchester United and they apparently exploited to sign Fornasier, and two years previous they also signed Federico Macheda, the former Lazio striker.
Fiorentina have contacted FIFA in regards to the potential transfer of, Michele Fornasier, to Manchester United. No formal investigation has been opened yet as they are still waiting for Fiorentina to complete all the relevant documentation. But there is still an open investigation still running as another young Italian defender was signed from Empoli earlier this summer.
David Gill has began a staunch defence of Man U’s policies for recruitment after the claims over Pogba, as the club could face the horror of a transfer ban like the one FIFA imposed on Chelsea. After the accusations that Manchester United offered Pogba’s parents over £150,000 and a house to coax the player to Old Trafford from the French club, United have threatened them with legal action.
Manchester United admits no wrongdoing, and believes their contracts are watertight.