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Three Premier League clubs exploring possibility to emulate standout Manchester City feature

Harry Winters

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Three Premier League clubs exploring possibility to emulate standout Manchester City feature

Three Premier League sides are hoping to emulate Manchester City's multi-club network.

The Sky Blues, who have won a staggering 17 trophies, including six Premier League titles since the Sheikh Mansour and the Abu Dhabi United Group takeover in 2008, are one of 11 sides currently owned by the City Football Group.

The CFG's vast network extends globally; with clubs in Europe, America, Asia, Australia, India and South America.

Manchester City's success also extends beyond England.

In 2021 New York City FC won the MLS Cup, while Melbourne City won back-to-back A-League Men’s Premierships in Australia.

Mumbai City FC and Yokohama F. Marinos have also won the silverware in recent years.

In Spain, Girona have had documented successes, while ES Troyes have had a positive start to the season in France.

The City Football Group are also reportedly closing in on the acquisition of their 12th club, according to the Daily Mail.

Jack Gaughan reported last week that the Blues are at an "advanced stage" in negotiations for Brazilian club Bahia.

The Brasileiro Serie B side would become the CFG's third club in South America.

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Fellow Premier League sides are now said to be looking to emulate the City Football Group's model, with The Guardian claiming Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea are all interested in becoming multi-club networks.

Ed Aarons reports that all three of the Blues' Premier League rivals are looking to add to their portfolios.

Chelsea owner Todd Boehly has already expressed his desire in creating a "multi-club model."

The London club's interest is seemingly most advanced, with Chelsea President of business heading up a process that could reportedly lead to investment in Belgium or Portugal.

The Guardian also claim that the Gunners have "explored the possibility" of purchasing sides in Brazil, Belgium and Portugal.

Aarons further reports that another major factor for the interest in a multi-club model is because of the opportunities to help players from lower leagues become eligible for work permits.

This summer, Julian Alvarez completed a £14 million move from River Plate to Manchester City.

Julian Alvarez
Julian Alvarez

Now Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus, originally moved to Manchester City as a tennager from Palmeiras, another example of the rich talent available overseas, particularly in South America.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Manchester City, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea, Premier League

Harry Winters
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