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Turkish club Istanbul Basaksehir announces ‘football collaboration’ with Manchester City owner CFG

Turkish club Istanbul Basaksehir has signed a ‘football collaboration’ agreement with Manchester City’s owners, the City Football Group.

Istanbul Basaksehir announced on Sunday that they have entered a partnership with the City Football Group.

CFG is the owner of Premier League champions Manchester City. It is also the majority shareholder in a further seven clubs around the world, with minority stakes in a further three.

CFG’s statement read: “The agreement will see CFG will provide consultation across various footballing projects — including long-term football strategy, recruitment, scouting and coaching methodology — as IBFK (Basaksehir) aim to grow and strive for success.

“In turn, the collaboration will help CFG grow knowledge and develop relationships in Turkey, an ambitious football nation and developer of talent. This will also provide CFG with an opportunity to collaborate across emerging football areas with a club that has a shared vision.”

Club president Goksel Gumusdag said in a statement: “Istanbul Basaksehir FK has achieved many firsts in Turkish football despite its young age and today, with this collaboration with the leading football group in the world, it marks another milestone for Istanbul Basaksehir and Turkish football,” Gumusdag said.

From the very beginning, we have reiterated at every opportunity that our vision and goals are different and today underlines this expression again. We are very happy, proud and excited.

“I would like to thank all the people in City Football Group for their approach and support in the process. I hope it will be beneficial for Basaksehir FK and Turkish football.”

Sam Barton
Sam Barton
Sam Barton fell in love with football during the 98 World Cup and has been fascinated by it ever since. The tactical side of the game is what truly inspires him to think, read and write about football, making him the ideal football writer.


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