Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Club in talks over French link-up

From guardian.co.uk:

Manchester City are considering a formal link with the French club AC Arles-Avignon, according to the Ligue 2 club's president. Jean-Marc Conrad claims he has met representatives from the Premier League club several times, with a view to agreeing a partnership, and that more talks are set for Thursday.

However, Conrad said the clubs were far from agreeing a deal. "At present we have met several times but nothing has yet been settled," Conrad told Le Dauphiné Libéré. "We have agreed that Manchester City representatives will come visit our facilities, this will happen on Thursday. But it is still too early to talk about a partnership."

Arles-Avignon were promoted from the third division last season and are currently eighth in Ligue 2. If a deal were to be agreed it could see City farm out their young players to the French club, while friendlies between the two clubs would also be organised.

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Anonymous said...

what ever happened to the agreements in the Thaksin reign btwn F.C Basle and 2-3 other clubs which I cannot remember off hand?

Danny Pugsley said...

Took some digging out but this was part of the original post I did to announce the link ups:

After announcing partnership deals with South Africa's Thanda Royal Zulu, Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shen Hua and FC Moscow earlier this week, renowned Swiss outfit Grasshoppers are among the latest batch of clubs to agree to work with City.

Well-supported A-League side Perth Glory, plus Chonburi, a Thai representative in keeping with the nationality of City owner Thaksin Shinawatra have also joined the throng.


Can't see either way what has become of the link-ups with them though.