UEFA will investigate City’s financial fair play objectively, despite the pair’s checkered history.
That’s the opinion of financial guru Kieran Maguire, dedicated to Football Insider Regarding the city’s presence on the UEFA FFP watch list.
Since overturning their two-year Champions League ban in July 2020, Manchester City have only recently come to the attention of the official UEFA FFP.
The charges, which relate to City’s failure to disclose certain financial arrangements, were dropped by the Court of Arbitration for Sport as they expired.
But the Abu Dhabi-backed club were named by UEFA last Friday (2 September) as one of 20 teams to be named official FFP Watchlist.
Municipal governments will be required to submit additional documents and will therefore be closely monitored.
But Maguire doesn’t believe City have a target, despite widespread claims to the contrary.
“While UEFA may still suffer after Manchester City overturned the Champions League ban, I don’t think this will affect their objectivity,” He says Football Insider Adam Williams.
“According to the latest UEFA report, the city has been placed on the watch list thanks to a comprehensive and forensic report from all clubs participating in UEFA competitions.
“To be fair, when it comes to big doomed clubs, most are French and Italian.
“In contrast, English clubs have come out of the woodwork relatively modestly.”
In other news, pundits have released strong statements from Jack Grealish following Manchester City’s development.