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Manchester City owners in talks to buy top-flight Colombian club – reports

The City Football Group have entered discussions about the potential acquisition of Deportivo Independiente Medellín, according to a host of reports in Colombia.

DIM play in Liga Águila, the top flight in Colombia’s football league system, and their current owner, Raúl Giraldo, is not satisfied with the financial state of the club.

And the owners of Manchester City are now talking about becoming majority shareholders in the club, although the Colombian press makes it clear that nothing has been agreed yet and things are very much in the negotiation phase.

Should talks prove fruitful, DIM would become the latest addition to the growing network of clubs that includes the likes of Manchester City, New York City FC, Melbourne City, Girona FC, Yokohama F. Marinos and Club Atlético Torque.

A link of sorts already exists between City and DIM, with former Blues goalkeeper David González, who was with the Premier League club from 2009 until 2012, their current number one. Well-known Colombia striker Jackson Martínez also started out at the Medellín-based club.

Independiente Medellín finished 4th in the 2017 season and play their home games at the 40,000-capacity Estadio Atanasio Girardot Medellín.

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