Manchester City are considering building a replica of their state-of-the-art City Football Academy training complex – in LONDON!
You read that right. According to Sunday’s edition of The Sun, City are putting serious thought into developing a base down south, with half of their Premier League rivals based down there.
The thinking within City is that having a hub in London would mean gaining an extra edge by staying in their own camp rather than hotels when they play away.
Pep Guardiola is known for considering every little detail, and having a facility down south would give the Premier League champions an unprecedented perk that others in England don’t.
The ‘Etihad II’ would be a smaller-sized copy of Manchester City’s main training facility, with at least one training pitch that would allow Pep Guardiola to hold training sessions in complete privacy.
It would also enable tighter security of City’s star-studded squad which now has a market value of over £1 billion.