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Speaking to Storm TV, Manchester City FC Director of Football Txiki Begiristain talks about the deal that has seen Melbourne Storm partner with Manchester City FC in acquiring A-League club Melbourne Heart.

With the historic deal confirmed this morning, Begiristain believes the move into Melbourne is an exciting one for the Manchester City brand.

“I think for us it is very important as a global brand,” Begiristain said.

“We are a global brand, we are in Manchester, we are doing well.

“We want to do it well in New York and now we have another opportunity to stay in another league that is growing.”


Raefe Winstanley (Melbourne Storm Strategy Director), Simon Pearce (Board Director Manchester City FC), Ferran Soriano (Manchester City FC CEO), Bart Campbell (Chairman of the holding company Heart Consortium Group and Chairman of Melbourne Storm), Brian Marwood (Managing Director City Football Services), Francisco Lopez (Chief Business Officer City Football Services), Txiki Begiristain (Football Director Manchester City FC)


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