Manchester City Denies Bloomberg Report Of $100M Bid To Buy N.Y. MLS Team
EPL club Manchester City has "knocked down reports" that it is close to paying US$100M to "create a new American team calling it New York City and hiring David Beckham," according to Mike Keegan of the MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS (12/15). Man City in a statement said, "Manchester City are not buying an MLS club" (London DAILY MIRROR, 12/15). Sources said that Man City "will pay more than two times the previous record for an MLS team," which would be "known as the New York City Football Club." Sources added that the team "has contacted former England national team captain David Beckham about a role." BLOOMBERG NEWS' Scott Soshnick cited sources as saying that MLS officials have been "working for three years to bring a new team to New York" (BLOOMBERG NEWS, 12/15).