By Noel Whelan

18th Jun, 2022 | 8:41am

Man City facing fresh Uefa investigation as official statement issued - pundit

Noel Whelan has tipped Uefa to open an investigation after La Liga filed an official complaint alleging Man City breached financial fair play regulations.

However, the former Leeds striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested Spanish chiefs were “grasping at straws” with their allegations.

La Liga issued a statement on Wednesday (15 June) confirming they have filed complaints against City and PSG, claiming both clubs are “in continuous breach of FFP rules”.

They also confirmed they have hired law firms “with the aim of taking administrative and legal action”.

Whelan insisted Uefa will have to investigate the allegations.

However, he suggested the claims may be in retaliation to Real Madrid missing out on Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe’s signings.

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“I think they’ll look into it because they need to somebody’s making a complaint,” Whelan told Football Insider’s Russell Edge.

“I think they may be grasping at straws, to be quite honest. It’s more a bit of bitterness that they’ve not got two signings that they wanted. It shows that they’re not the biggest giants in the world and that if they come calling, people come running. That’s not the case any more.

“Yes, they’re a big team, absolutely. We know that Real Madrid have got a fantastic history and they’re a team that are hard to turn down.

“But they’re not the only giants in the world now. When you look at your Manchester Citys, your PSGs, their structure and their capacity to go out and take big players is just as strong as Real Madrid.

“So, I think it’s something that they will look into. I very much doubt will find anything. I think it’s just a bit of bitterness and frustration.”

City have previously been investigated and charged by Uefa over FFP breaches.

However, those charges were quashed on appeal at the court of arbitration for sport

In other news, pundit expects Man City to have £35m-plus Marc Cucurella bid accepted after update.