Updated: October 28, 2020 6:18:54 pm
After making a reputation for themselves in Europe with a report sixth UEFA Europa League title final season, Sevilla have now set their sights on gaining recognition in India by partnering with an unnamed Indian Super League (ISL) club.
Sevilla, who’ve beforehand received one La Liga and 5 Copa del Reys, ended their four-year trophy drought after defeating Inter Milan in the continental competitors’s closing again in August. Now, with the club amongst the elite of Europe, it has deliberate out a collaboration to enhance their worldwide presence.
“We have always been a small club with limited resources but now we want to start growing internationally. We want to define who we are and India is the main objective for us,” Jose Maria Cruz, the CEO of Sevilla FC, informed indianexpress.com.
“Previously, we had our focus on the likes of USA, Mexico, Japan, China, and a few African countries, but India and its market demands most of our efforts and resources for atleast the next three years.”
Revealing the small print of a failed partnership with an ISL club earlier, Cruz reassured that the club administration has been working in direction of a project with one other club.
“Earlier, we had an opportunity to make a deal with an ISL club, but they backed out in the last minute only to enter into a partnership with another European club. Now, we are aiming to announce a long-term partnership with an unnamed ISL club by December with who we want to create a sporting asset,” stated Cruz.
“We want to create new technological projects in India as we never wanted to buy any shares or partially own a club. With the new agreement with the ISL club, we plan to play some friendly matches in the country with Sevilla B, who are currently in Segunda Division B, within the next two years.”
Apart from the upcoming collaboration, Sevilla have additionally aligned themselves with Real Betis and Celta Vigo to contribute extra to the La Liga India Football Schools.
Previously in August, Borussia Dortmund had introduced a two-year partnership with Hyderabad FC. Manchester City’s house owners, the City Football Group (CFG), had additionally bought a majority 65 p.c stake in Mumbai City FC final November.
Sevilla have to this point discovered themselves off the tempo this season, claiming simply seven factors from their opening 5 matches to sit in 13th place. After dropping to Eibar on Sunday, Los Nervionenses purpose to get again on monitor in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday after they host Ligue 1 facet Stade Rennes.
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