Melbourne City owners build Uruguay base

A-League outfit Melbourne City's parent company has announced that Uruguay will be home to their fourth major training facility.

The City Football Group, who also own English Premier League champions Manchester City's facilities, have completed similar projects for their Major League Soccer side New York City FC as well as Melbourne City.

Now CFG have announced plans to build a new campus to be built in South America by 2021, housing Montevideo City Torque's first team, youth teams, club staff and community foundation projects.

CFG chief executive Ferran Soriano said: "Despite the moment of global uncertainty in which we live, we are proud to reaffirm our investment and long-term commitment to Uruguay through the construction of a City Football Academy, which will join the other three facilities in Manchester, Melbourne and New York.

"Our experience building and managing projects of this nature tells us that our staff benefit significantly from being together on one site.

"Furthermore, the high quality of the facility itself, together with top level coaching, will help us implement the distinctive style of play of City Football Group clubs, in addition to promoting the training and developing of young talent in both Uruguayan football and the rest of South-American continent."