Updated: 05/11/2020 15: 24h
Related newsThe City Football Group a group to which the Manchester City belongs, announced on Monday the purchase of its ninth club, the Lommel SK Belgian. Lommel is active in the Belgian Second Division and was sixth before the championship was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. It is the ninth club that controls the CFG, after City itself in England, New York City Melbourne City Yokohama F Marinos Montevideo City Torque the Girona the Sichuan Jiuniu and the Mumbai City . "Belgium is one of the largest footballing countries in Europe, as demonstrated by the success of the national team and the development of world-class players, some of whom we know very well such as Kevin de Bruyne and Vincent Kompany," he explained in a statement. Ferrán Soriano chief executive of CFG. "This investment is part of our long-term strategy to be present in key countries, play good football and develop talent," he added.