If recent reports are to be believed, Premier League side Manchester City could be all set for a massive deal involving the Indian Super League (ISL) side Mumbai City FC which may have been shortlisted for a stake.
As per a report carried by Daily Mail, Manchester City owners are looking to add to their tally of teams. They already have as many as seven global clubs and are looking to invest in an Indian club at the moment which could well be Mumbai City FC.
Notably, it was confirmed earlier in the year that Manchester City were indeed showing some serious interest in ISL clubs. Recent developments suggest the negotiations are now at an advanced stage.
“We have some interest in some markets and countries where there is a genuine football passion and opportunities, like China, but also India,” Ferran Soriano, Chief Executive Officer of Manchester City had said as quoted by Fox Sports Asia.
“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,” he added.
Interestingly, although Mumbai City FC is one of the clubs that is being looked at by the Manchester City management, they are open to buying out any club featuring in the Indian Super League.