The City Football Group has a new addition to portfolio. The CFG is established in May 2013, City Football Group is the owner of football-related businesses in major cities around the world, including football clubs, academies, technical support and marketing companies. The Belgium second division club SK Lommel is the newest addition of the CFG.
Lommel SK new addition City Football Group
Lommel SK is a Belgium football team from Kempen. They haven’t played at the highest level of Belgium football yet. With the help of CFG there’s a big chance they will reach this level in the next couple of years. CFG chief executive Ferran Soriano said the deal would improve the chances of unearthing Belgian talent such as current and former Manchester City stars Kevin De Bruyne and Vincent Kompany. In a statement he said: “We are excited to welcome Lommel SK to City Football Group and to work together with the fans and the city to develop the club, Belgium is one of Europe’s best football countries as demonstrated by the success of the national team and the development of world-class players, some of whom we know very well, like Kevin De Bruyne and Vincent Kompany.”
CFG current teams
With the newest addition of the SK Lommel, CFG is currently existing of the following teams:
- Manchester City
- Manchester City Women
- New York City
- Melbourne City
- Melbourne City Women
- SK Lommel
It’s going to be very interesting to see how SK Lommel will develop in the next couple of years. Can they reach the same heights as other clubs in the CFG? First step will be to find their way to the top tier of Belgium football. We’ve going to keep our eye on the development of SK Lommel in the next couple of years. It would be nice to see them play in the Champions League in a couple years time.