Manchester City could have problems with justice again. UEFA has already sanctioned the sky blues for failing to comply with financial fair play. A punishment that, however, was revoked by the CAS.
It is not the only sanction they have received in recent times. In 2019, FIFA sanctioned Manchester City for the irregular transfer of minors. Malpractice that regains strength after the complaint made by The Athletic about the signing of Gabriel Fernando Morais Casseres de Almeida Santos 1996.
The citizens as revealed by said media would have created a false scouting job for which the father would have received around 1,120 euros per month from September 2011 to June 2012. A job that, according to the interested party himself, never would have developed. The reality is that they paid me but I never worked. In fact, I didn’t even speak English. They organized a scouting course for me and I went to class twice to appear in it, but I didn’t go anymore. It was a lie he assures The Athletic.
A practice that clearly goes against the Premier’s statutes is forbidden to offer the player, or any person connected to him, directly or indirectly a benefit in the form of payment. The City, in any case, rejects any crime.
From star in the making to break to the signing of Gabriel Almeida by Manchester City in 2011 – he was 14 years old generated no small expectation. He was considered one of the most promising youngsters of his generation and had previously tried Sporting CP and Tottenham. He even came to train with the first blue team when he was only 15 years old. At 24, however, his career is at a dead end. After leaving City, he went through the lower categories of Corinthians Atletico Paranaense and Inter de Porto Alegre.
In 2019 he passed through the ranks of RB Bragantino with more pain than glory. Then he was left without a team and signed for Tupynambas of the Brazilian Serie D.The latest news about Gabriel Almeida indicates that he would have returned to England to play at an amateur level with the Stretford Paddock which plays its matches in the ‘Lancashire and Cheshire Amateur Football League the 13th division of football.