City Football Group to build training base in Uruguay
London: the city Football Group announced Thursday that Uruguay will be home to its fourth main training ground.
In addition to the facilities in English champions Manchester city , the group created by Sheikh Mansour, a member of the Abu Dhabi royal family, has completed similar projects for his Major League Soccer New York City FC team and the A-League Melbourne City club.
Now CFG, a parent company of several clubs around the world, has said it plans to build a new campus by 2021 that will house Montevideo City Torque's first team, youth teams, club staff and community foundation projects.
Even though the coronavirus outbreak has brought all major football to a standstill, CFG chief executive Ferran Soriano said: "Despite the moment of global uncertainty in which we live, we are proud to reaffirm our investment and long-term commitment to Uruguay through the construction of a City Football Academy, which will join the other three facilities in Manchester, Melbourne and New York."
The high quality of the facility itself, coupled with top-level training, will help us implement the distinctive game style of City Football Group clubs, in addition to promoting the training and development of young talents both in Uruguayan soccer and in the rest of the South American continent.