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Man City Owner In Talks With Uruguayan Second Division Side El Torque

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 24 / 17

A club in Uruguay is Man City's " latest objective " as it looks to continue to expand, according to CLARÍN. Uruguayan newspaper El País reported Man City owner City Football Group is eyeing El Torque, which competes in the Uruguayan second division. A group of European businessme...

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