With already four clubs in the City Football Group thus far, the group are ready to expand into South America with the purchase of Uruguayan side, Club Atlético Torque.
The second division outfit look set to become the fifth team to join the group with Manchester City, New York City FC, Melbourne City, and Yokohama F. Marinos having already established a partnership.
For the past two years, much talk has been mentioned about City expanding with India, China, and South America identified as potential targets for the group’s growth of expansion. Most recently China looked set to become another joining member, but instead, Torque will be joining before their Chinese counterparts join.
Reports in Uruguay suggest City have had some advisors working on the potential South American deal for quite some time.
The City Football Group are ready to provide investment to Torque as they are preparing a redevelopment of their stadium. The CFG has already invested in two sporting complexes for the club – one for the youth setup and one for the first-team squad.
In return, City will become the most prominent European club in Uruguay when it comes to finding talent for their academy. Provided Torque has a similar rise as New York City FC; the aim is to have the club as Uruguayan football’s most dominating footballing side.
Undeniably, the work of Torque would be the CFG’s most difficult and demanding task in their existence with the club some way off becoming the strongest side in the nation.