Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

City Chief Tells Reasons Behind Move in Uruguay

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

City Chief Tells Reasons Behind Move in Uruguay

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CITY chief executive Ferran Soriano has opened up about his organisation's move into Uruguay.

The City Football Group last year bought second division side Atletico Torque and helped them achieve promotion for the first time in their 10-year history.

The club is having a struggle in their first season in the top flight, without a win in their opening six fixtures - but Soriano is in the South American country to explain the City business model.

A big part of it is gaining a toehold in a country that produces top talent like Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani and Diego Godin, in order to get a head start on transfer rivals.

The interest in Torque also improves City's foothold in South America, where they have ramped up their scouting network, and already reaped Gabriel Jesus as a result.

Soriano told Uruguayan newspaper Ovacion: "We provide training methodology, technology and know-how of the largest football group in the world. …

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