City close to Girona deal

Manchester City are close to a deal to add La Liga new boys Girona to their expanding group of satellite clubs, it is reported.

Various reports in both Spain and England state the City Football Group (CFG) will become joint owners of the Catalan club alongside Media Base, the agency owned by Pere Guardiola, brother of City manager Pep.

It is expected the two companies will own in excess of 90% of the newly promoted club, with a supporters group owning the remaining percentage.

Girona’s promotion campaign was helped by City loaning them three defenders – Pablo Mari, Pablo Maffeo and Angelino.

CFG already own New York City FC, Australian A-League side Melbourne City FC, Japan’s Yokohama F. Marinos and Uruguayan outfit Club Atletico Torque, while they are also said to be considering a deal for Dutch side NAC Breda.

Image via Girona CF

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