Manchester City owners CFG buy Ligue 2 club Troyes AC

Khaldoon Al Mubarak of Manchester City
Khaldoon Al Mubarak of Manchester City

City Football Group has bought the Ligue 2 outfit.

City Football Group, who owns Manchester City, has extended its network with the acquisition of Ligue 2 outfit Troyes AC.

Following the acquisition, CFG executive Ferran Soriano said,

“We have had an interest in French football for some time and have long admired ESTAC (Troyes), so we are delighted to have completed the acquisition of our 10th club and have a permanent presence in France.”

CFG already owns Man City, Girona FC from Spain, Lommel SK from Belgium in Europe and now Troyes AC makes their fourth buy.

The likes of New York City, Melbourne City in Australia, Yokohama F. Marinos in Japan, Montevideo City Torque in Uruguay, Sichuan Jiuniu in China and Mumbai City make it to CFG’s total of ten clubs under their belt.

Troyes AC, the eponymous French club, had previously spent their time at Ligue 1 for 2015/16 and 2017/18 seasons. They lost in the promotion play-offs last season.

Man City became CFG’s first acquisition in 2008 and has since been their flagship club. It was during when the Citizens broke into prominence, winning a series of trophies.

They were under fire when UEFA initially imposed a ban on Man City for allegedly violating FFP regulations. However, the ban was soon overturned by the Court of Arbitration of Sports months ago.