By Kieran Maguire

19th Sep, 2022 | 9:00am

Kieran Maguire salutes 'excellent' Man City as Uefa payout secured - 'they'll love this'

Man City will receive a cash windfall from Uefa’s latest commercial deal without having to do any work.

That is the view of finance guru Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about Uefa’s new licensing agreement with the Football Manager video game series.

European football’s governing body announced last Monday (12 September) that they had struck a branding deal with Football Manager for the 2023 iteration of the game.

The game, which is due to be released the in November, will feature the Champions League, Europa League, Conference League and Super Cup.

City trousered £271.7million in commercial income in 2020-21, the last financial year on record.

Maguire claims that, while the Football Manager deal will not be worth millions to them, it is a “no-risk” arrangement for the reigning Premier League champions.

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“The arrangement with Football Manager can only be considered a positive thing,” he told Football Insider’s Adam Williams.

“There is no-risk with respect of individal clubs. While one deal like this won’t move the dial a huge amount, it is a case of every little helps.

“All they are doing is lending the company their intellectual property. The cash goes into the central pot, which is then split between the teams.

“City do excellent work in the commercial department but they will love this as, with this sort of deal, everything is tied up by Uefa.”

City have won their first two games in the Champions League this season.

Their next European clash comes against FC Copenhagen on 5 October.

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