Man City owners buy Chinese club

Afp, Shanghai

21 February, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Manchester City’s owners City Football Group announced the purchase of Chinese third-tier club Sichuan Jiuniu on Wednesday — in partnership with a Chinese investment fund and a company that makes robots.

The rare swoop for a Chinese team, after Sheffield United bought Chengdu Five Bulls in 2006, expands CFG’s portfolio to seven clubs and follows the rapid growth of Chinese football in recent years.

“We want to be part of the initiative... even just a small part,” he told a press conference in Chengdu.