The Abu Dhabi-based ownership of Manchester City added a 10th club to its worldwide portfolio through saying the acquisition of French second-division workforce Troyes on Thursday. The City Football Group will transform the bulk shareholder of Troyes after purchasing the stocks of its earlier proprietor, Daniel Masoni, following a evaluate of the sale through French soccer’s monetary watchdog.
“We have had an interest in French football for some time and have long admired ESTAC (Troyes),” stated Ferran Soriano, leader govt of CFG, “so we are delighted to have completed the acquisition of our 10th club and have a permanent presence in France.”
Soriano known as it a “milestone” for the gang.
“Our objective remains to play beautiful football, identify and develop grassroots talent and have a permanent presence in the world’s football centers,” he stated. “There is no doubt that France is one of the top football countries in the world and we are proud to be part of that community.”
The CFG’s golf equipment additionally come with New York City FC, Melbourne City, Girona in Spain, Yokohama F. Marinos in Japan, Sichuan Jiuniu FC in China, Mumbai City FC in India, Club Atletico Torque in Uruguay and Lommel in Belgium. The staff additionally has a “collaboration agreement” with Venezuelan workforce Atletico Venezuela.
Troyes, which was once based in 1986 and is situated in northeastern France, was once in fourth position — one level off the promotion positions — when France’s Ligue 2 was once known as off closing season as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
Among its best-known former avid gamers is ex-France midfielder Blaise Matuidi.