Ferran Soriano, the chief executive of defending Premier League champions, Manchester City has hinted that the club's owners are considering buying a club in India, claiming that the City Football Group (CFG), "will end up investing in India", by the end of the year.
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Man City's owners are now looking at acquiring a club in India. It would be the 8th club in the CFG portfolio. CEO Ferran Soriano said: "We’ve been looking at India for nearly 2 years now. I’d say this year we’ll end up doing an investment in India.” #MCFC— Andy Hampson (@andyhampson) March 4, 2019
"With all these developments, we have to be patient. We've been looking at India for nearly two years now. I'd say this year we'll end up doing an investment in India."
India has long been seen as a growing market for the sport, with La Liga side Atletico Madrid formerly investing in ISL team ATK and currently involved in a partnership with Jamshedpur FC.