Report: Manchester City owners seeking partnership with Uruguayan club

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Manchester City's global reach is set to expand into South America, as the club is reportedly closing in on a deal to make a team in Uruguay the latest addition to City Football Group, according to The Independent.

The organization owns a few teams around the world. Manchester City serves as the main brand and is supported by the likes of New York City FC in Major League Soccer, Melbourne City in Australia, and Yokohama Marinos in Japan. While the group is looking into acquiring a team in Uruguay, no specific club was mentioned.

The deal is reportedly the result of problems in acquiring Gabriel Jesus from Brazil, with City Football Group looking to make the process of purchasing players out of South America easier by way of operating in Uruguay.

Afterward, the group reportedly plans on expanding into China.