City owners close in on Uruguayan club
MANCHESTER CITY are thrashing out a deal to buy a club in Uruguay as part of their ever-expanding portfolio of foreign teams.
City Football Group also own New York City, Melbourne City and Yokohama Marinos.
Club chiefs are also looking at ownership in China but prioritised an acquisition of a Uruguayan partner, believing the foray would help their commercial operation.
The move is also likely to aid the signing of South American players. Gabriel Jesus’s £27million switch from Palmeiras was held up owing to a third-party ownership claim.
Meanwhile, City have landed an FA misconduct charge for allegedly failing to control their players during the draw with Liverpool.
A number of players were seen to surround referee Michael Oliver after he awarded the visitors a penalty just after half-time.
City have until 6pm on Thursday to respond to the charge.