Speculations about Steven Gerrard’s career post this season in the premier league are rife and all the attention is now focused on on MLS clubs with USA being a destination very heavily spoken in the the media.
City Football is an ambitious company owned by Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Mansour, have already bought Australian club Melbourne Heart, bought a 20% stake in J-League club Yokohama F-Marinos and a New York City Football Club as part of their commercial expansion from their base in Manchester.
Just like any organisation who invest in sports City Football Group continue to grow their portfolio with acquisitions of teams from leagues across the world however the perils of moving players within the teams they own could be a problem and in a way a massive advantage in terms of owning players and controlling their transfer values.
This brings to our attention recent story of how New York City FC (NYCFC) has handled Frank Lampard’s transfer has cast a huge doubt in the footballing fraternity and fans. Serious questions on the this model and the Manchester City parent company’s global expansion may have just started surfacing but thats entirely up to the company how they utilize their players only thing they need to keep in mind is fans and their sentiments.
In the future City Football Group could possibly create a unique ecosystem of developing players and trading them within their group clubs and create the best of players and trade them to earn a good ROI.
This is surely a trend in the future of football.