Manchester City Deny A-League Wanderers Purchase Interest
August 27, 2013
Manchester City have denied rumours the Premier League club are interested in buying Australian A-League team Western Sydney Wanderers.
The Premier League club were reported to be willing to pay around Aus$15 million (£9m) for Wanderers.
But City were suprised to hear of the speculation and are adamant that they have not even considered taking over the 2012-13 A-League champions.
A club spokesperson told ESPN: “Contrary to media reports in Australia, malady Manchester City Football Club has expressed no interest whatsoever in the purchase of any stake in the Western Sydney Wanderers.
“Also contrary to reports, impotent the club has not requested, nor has it received, any 50-page information document about the sale. The matter is not under consideration.”
Wanderers, who were only formed last year, are currently owned by the A-League and investment bank UBS who are trying to find them a private buyer.
City and another unnamed other Premier League club were mooted as potential new owners.
City currently have no plans to build a a subsidiary in Australia despite agreeing a partnership with the New York Yankees to form a club in New York, New York City FC.
FFA still hopes to sell the club before the start of the new season, but last week rejected an approach from Penrith Panthers out of hand.