In a path that proves to be of no return, Brazilian clubs are heading towards becoming club-companies, as are Botafogo, Cruzeiro and others that are already on this path.
Now, this Monday, the information appears that Atlético-MG received a proposal of R$ 1 billion from the same group that commands Manchester City, however, the offer would not have pleased the athletican leadership, which is studying the opening. of a SAF and negotiates partnerships with potential partners.
In turn, the City Football Group is looking for a Brazilian club to be the flagship in South America.
The offer of the aforementioned group accounts for the acquisition of 51% of the potential Atletico club-company, which would give this majority power in the structure of Sociedade Anônima do Futebol – SAF.
As already mentioned above, the Galo summit considered the proposal low, where they work with an estimated market value close to R$ 2 billion.
After having already held a meeting between representatives of the club from Minas Gerais and the CEO of the British group, we remind you that businessmen Rubens and Rafael Menín, as well as Ricardo Guimarães and Renato Salvador – who currently provide financial support to Atlético-MG, went to meet the English structures.
Atlético-MG in the financial market
Even though they are on the rise, with the conquest of the titles of the Brasileirão and the Copa do Brasil 2021, containing one of the most expensive squads in national football, Galo is financially fragile, where its indebtedness reaches around R$ 1.3 billion; data reported in June 2021.
City Football Group
The highlighted group is formed by 11 clubs, in different continents, where it has majority or partial participation, thus, the City Football Group intends to increase its presence in South American football, where it plans to buy a club in Brazil, which should be the flagship in the region, let’s wait!