By Dr Dan Plumley

6th Sep, 2022 | 3:12pm

Finance guru: Man City fighting 'legal power battle' as £35m on the line - 'they won't budge'

Man City are involved in a “legal power battle” as they fight their corner with regard to the Super League fallout.

That is the view of finance expert Doctor Dan Plumley, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the fines that were issued after last April’s aborted breakaway plot.

City and their five Premier League co-conspirators were fined a combined total of £22million, while Uefa imposed a £13.4m penalty to be shared between the nine clubs who dropped out.

But Off The Pitch reported on 26 August that the Uefa fine has not been settled, and it is unclear whether the Premier League’s sanctions have been fulfilled.

Plumley claims that the £35m of combined fines are unlikely to be paid until it is clear that City and the rest of the rebel clubs have no choice but to cough up.

“It’s tied up in the legal implications,” the Sheffield Hallam University expert told Football Insider’s Adam Williams.

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“The clubs that are still involved are standing firm. Each side believes they are right. At the governance level, they will fight that at every turn.

“It might continue to rumble on and the Super League will probably resurface at some point anyway. It’s just one of those things.

“When you get this sort of situation, nobody wants to budge. That is the position at the minute. That kind of power battle at the top end of European football is still very much at the forefront of this.”

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