Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

City Confirm Purchase of Chinese Club

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

City Confirm Purchase of Chinese Club

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CITY'S owners, City Football Group, have announced the purchase of Chinese club Sichuan Jiuniu as they continue to build their portfolio.

The Chinese club have become the seventh to be added to CFG's portfolio as owner Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al-Nahyan already has control of Melbourne City, New York City and Club Atletico Torque of Uruguay, and investment in Girona and Yokohama F. Marinos.

City chief executive Ferran Soriano said: "Today marks an exciting new chapter in the growth of City Football Group.

"China is an extremely important football market, which we have been focused on for some time.

"We believe strongly in the future of football in China.

"We are making a long-term, sustainable commitment to grow and develop Sichuan Jiuniu FC and to nurture Chinese footballing talent. …

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