Here we go again!
Fifa have confirmed they have been contacted by Fiorentina about Manchester United’s signing of Michele Fornasier.
The Italian Under 16 skipper has agreed a move to Old Trafford and he played in their Milk Cup win in Northern Ireland in the summer.
With Italian clubs unable to offer professional terms until they are 18, Premier League clubs have been constant raiders on Italy.
Manchester United have been one of the most consistent plunderers of the Italian market, having previously bagged the likes of Giusseppe Rossi, Federico Macheda and Davide Petrucci.
Fifa’s recent banning of Chelsea for their capture of former Lens youngster Gael Kakuta, has brought the spotlight on other potential deals which could see Fifa act on them.
United’s signing of French starlet Paul Pogba has angered his former club Le Havre, and both clubs have issued statements insisting they are in the right and will take action against the other. (Sky Sports)
So now the floodgates appear to have opened with yet another allegation made against an English club regarding ‘tapping-up’ youngsters. One can only hope that FIFA do not display their usual anti-English sentiment when dishing out punishments.
Chelsea have of course already been found guilty of a similar offence and Liverpool have been accused of likewise by League One side Crewe. Hopefully Man United’s top legal men will make sure we are not handed a hefty penalty.