UEFA put the financial spotlight on PSG and Man City

Manchester City and PSG have been warned by UEFA they will have to justify their huge sponsorship deals with companies closely associated with their owners.

Manchester City and PSG have been warned by UEFA they will have to justify their huge sponsorship deals with companies closely associated with their owners.

City have a £400million deal with Etihad airline, closely linked to its Abu Dhabi-based owner, while Qatar-owned PSG have recently announced a £125million-a-year deal with the Qatar Tourist Authority.

UEFA published its annual benchmark report which warns two English clubs - understood to be Manchester City and Chelsea - are among 46 across 22 European countries who could fall foul of its financial fair play rules based on 2009-2011 figures.

One issue for City and PSG however, is their big sponsorship deals, with UEFA saying they will check to ensure they have not simply been agreed at inflated values in order to allow the clubs to comply with financial fair play (FFP).

 

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