Premier League giants Manchester City likely to invest in Indian football, says CEO Ferran Soriano

Manchester City CEO Ferran Soriano on Friday said the English football giants may invest in Indian football in near future.

File image of Ferran Soriano. Reuters

File image of Ferran Soriano. Reuters

Soriano was present at the Indian Super League (ISL) tie between Jamshedpur FC and Mumbai City where he opened up about Manchester City's aspirations with football in India.

"Yeah, who knows, not immediately but India is a major opportunity for football," the 50-year-old, who previously served as FC Barcelona vice-president, said.

"Because there is talent, there is passion and we are very positive about the development of football in India.

"And this is why we are here, we want to watch football, we want to see players, we want to meet people," Soriano told ISL during the half-time broadcast interview.

The City Football Group currently has its shares in six clubs – Manchester City (100%), New York City (80%), Melbourne City (100%), Yokohama F. Marinos (20%), Club Atletico Torque (100%) and Girona FC (44.3%).

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Updated Date: Jan 07, 2018 17:40:12 IST

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