Manchester City CEO Soriano has finally broken his silence on UEFA’S FFP ban on the club.
“Well, the most important thing I have to say today is that the allegations are not true. They are simply not true,” Soriano said.
“The owner has not put money in this club that has not been properly declared,” Soriano said. “We are a sustainable football club, we are profitable, we don’t have debt, our accounts have been scrutinized many times, by auditors, by regulators, by investors and this is perfectly clear.”
All we are looking for is a proper adjudication in an independent and impartial body that is going to take the time to look at all the evidence and look at it without preconception,” he said. “I am also looking for the end of this process maybe to put an pen under this undertone that we are hearing all the time that anything that we do, any result that we get is based only on money and not on talent and effort.
“The 100s of people that work at this club know this is not true that it is about effort and talent so maybe in the end, this is an opportunity.”
“Obviously, he has been kept informed of this a process but this is not something for him to respond to. He is focused on the football, he is focusing on the game, the game at hand, the game today, tomorrow and the next weeks,” Soriano said. “As well as the players. They are calm, they are focused and this matter is more a business matter, a legal matter than a football manner.”