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Girona set for relationship alteration with Manchester City amid potential Champions League future

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Manchester City and Girona are set for an alteration in structure amid the ever-growing possibility of the La Liga side appearing in the Champions League next season.

Pep Guardiola and his players appear to be on course for another intense Premier League title battle this season, and as such securing their place once again in the UEFA Champions League for the following campaign.

Over in Spain’s La Liga, and a similar situation is unfolding involving Manchester City’s sister-club Girona, who are embroiled in a fight with Real Madrid at the top of their division for the coveted end-of-season trophy.

However, there is plenty of concern in some quarters about whether both clubs could compete in the Champions League next season, given their connections and ownership from the City Football Group.

That is a situation that appears to be under control within the City Group offices, with a clear strategy with regards how both teams would legally be able to compete in the Champions League without relinquishing any form of ownership shares.

According to the information of journalists Alvaro de Grado and Lu Martin, both Girona and Manchester City must make their ‘internal management’ independent in order for both clubs to compete in the UEFA Champions League next season, as per competition rules.

It is further explained that while City Group would continue to be co-owners of Girona, a different link would need to be formed between the two clubs in order for there to be a continuation in transferring of players.

The report simplifies the requirement by explaining that in short, Girona and Manchester City would need to ‘restructure their relationship agreement’ in order to participate in Europe’s premier club competition next season.

It is a situation that has been thrown into the limelight even further this week, with Manchester City officials on the verge of signing Brazilian winger Savio from City Group side Troyes, after his excellent performances on loan at Girona.

There is a belief that Savio could return to Girona on loan next season, after fulfilling the pre-season period with Manchester City, but only if the Catalan club were to secure Champions League qualification.

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