Celtic expert has new worry amid Man City scandal

By Frank McAvennie

13th Feb, 2023 | 1:02pm

McAvennie has new Celtic worry amid Man City scandal

Frank McAvennie is worried about Celtic links to Man City after their Financial Fair Play charges.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Hoops striker doesn’t think there will be anything untoward between the sides.

The Premier League announced on Monday (5 February) that they have referred 115 charges against City surrounding financial conduct to an independent commission.

The formal response from the Premier League champions stated that there is “irrefutable evidence” in support of their position and are keen to put the matter to rest.

The Celts have links to the City Group, with Ange Postecoglou coming from Yokohoma F Marinos and previous players like Jeremie Frimpong and Patrick Roberts swapping blue for green and white.

Mark Lawwell also left his scouting role with the City Group to join his father Peter Lawwell at the Parkhead club.

McAvennie is hopeful that there is nothing more serious in the background.

Celtic are getting involved in it now because they have given a few players,” he told Football Insider.

I get it because Peter Lawwell’s son worked for Man City so I thought that was the link.

I hope there is nothing untidy, I do not think there will be. I think it is just saying to your son ‘have you got any players for me?’ It could be as easy as that. Hopefully it is that simple.

Celtic have not got the money to compete with Man City so I do not think there will be anything untoward there.

In other news, McManus has issued ‘remarkable’ Aaron Mooy verdict after ‘surprise’ Celtic development.