Two weeks before City’s title defence begins, the warning of ongoing turmoil comes from Stefan Borson, a former financial advisor to the club who also has experience dealing with complex litigation around accounting practices.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
But Borson also expects the League (PL) to push on with their fight as he believes that are ‘likely being heavily pressurised by the 19 other clubs’.
Manchester City have been embroiled in the secret battle with the Premier League since 2019
As detailed in The Mail on Sunday last week, City have been embroiled in the secret battle since 2019, when the PL announced a formal investigation into allegations that arose in the ‘Football Leaks’ files published by German magazine Der Spiegel in 2018.
After a request for ‘open justice’, this newspaper was the only media company allowed into court recently to hear some proceedings on the case and, while no specific details are known about what the League are probing, it relates to Financial Fair Play (FFP), and is likely to be focused on whether City inflated their income in contravention of the rules.
Borson worked with City between 2002 and 2007 and it was on his advice that the club accepted a £90 million takeover offer the club by Thaksin Shinawatra, the former Thai Prime Minister.
A City fan, Borson is also a lawyer, and now chief executive and general counsel of a public company, Watchstone, formerly known as Quindell.