English Premier League giants Manchester Metropolis’s homeowners Metropolis Soccer Group (CFG) are planning to put money into an Indian soccer crew by the tip of this 12 months, stated chief govt Ferran Soriano.
Metropolis proprietor Sheikh Mansour of Abu Dhabi Royal Household, has just lately bought a Chinese language third division membership Sichuan Jiuniu, a seventh addition to their bouquet of golf equipment, which additionally embrace New York Metropolis, Melbourne Metropolis, Japan’s Yokohama F Marinos, Atletico Torque and Girona.
“We’ve got some curiosity in some markets and international locations the place there’s a real soccer ardour and alternatives, like China, but in addition India. So there could be different alternatives in Asia,” Sorianio was quoted by www.skysports.com.
The CEO stated that Metropolis, at present on high of EPL factors desk, have been exploring the Indian marketplace for the previous two years now.
“With all these developments, we now have to be affected person. We’ve got been taking a look at India for practically two years now. I might say this 12 months we’ll find yourself doing an funding in India,” he stated.
Soriano termed it as a “pure tempo of development” the place the membership is taking a look at including just a few extra golf equipment to their already rising record.
He stated: “As we see it now, there’s a pure tempo of development that we’ll observe that takes us to greater than seven groups, however not 100 groups.
“I can’t see 10 years forward however the group may need two or three groups extra. Is that this going to alter in 5 years and we’re going to have extra? Perhaps, [but] I don’t know that. However to finish the imaginative and prescient that we had six years in the past, I feel we can have possibly two or three golf equipment extra.