Pep Welcomes UEFA’s FFP Investigation into Man City

Pep Guardiola has welcomed the UEFA investigation into Manchester City’s spending, saying he hopes for a resolution soon to “stop the voices”.

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has promised action “very soon” after it was alleged City had used sponsorship deals to circumvent Financial Fair Play regulations.

After the 2-1 win over Watford took them five points clear in the Premier League, Guardiola said: “UEFA is doing what they are doing. If he has found something, the club will make a statement. And I like to do that because we will know exactly when we are going to finish with these voices.

“So if we did something irregular we will know it, and if we didn’t do something irregular, so the people will finish talking about it. So we are going to wait.

“I trust a lot in my club, in our organisation, so if something is wrong they are going to tell us.”