Here's what Chennai City to get from FC Basel, if the DEAL works Out

Team JFM  |  Chennai City  |  2 Months Ago

In a huge move by FC Basel, the Swiss footballing giant who have lifted the national championship for a staggering twenty times, has professed taking over current I-League leaders, Chennai City FC. Though nothing definite has been suggested so far, however, talks of an astronomical investment of 15-million Euros have rocked the Indian football roster.


Insiders state that FC Basel, the second-most renowned club in Switzerland will be buying major stakes in Chennai City FC which will even hand over the ownership rights to them.

The deal is supposed to entail a projected investment of 15 million Euros, which will propel Chennai City’s chances of building a stadium of their own and a probable appearance in the Indian Super League for the imminent season.


Other inside reports have also confirmed that this whole idea will include a player exchange program with the best player of Chennai City FC each season getting a trial with FC Basel. Coaching staff from FC Basel will also be gracing the South-Indian contingency in order to develop the club as a unit. Chennai City FC on the flipside of the deal will help Basel with all their footballing endeavours which will include pre-match practices and scouting operations, let alone the sponsorship oppurtunities. There will also be the pre-season friendlies, with games spanning from the junior teams to the seniors amongst them.


According to several facets of this deal will be divulged in a press conference on 6th February in New Delhi. This conference will be attended by Bernhard Burgener, the president of FC Basel and their CEO, Mr Roland Heri. Senior AIFF officials that include the likes of Mr Praful Patel and Mr Kushal Das may also be present in the conference as guests.


There is now an interesting short little twist in the tale. There was an official tweet made by Chennai City FC, sending an open invitation to be present in this major press conference which can create tectonic shifts in the history of the club. However, the tweet was taken down leading to the spark of several speculations.


With the tweet taken down, it will be an interesting scenario which may have three major possibilities. The first being, the deal not going through, however, chances of that are remote as the insiders have confirmed of this deal. The second being, now the management has decided to keep the affair a little hush-hush as this may rivet major attention and bring in other contenders gazumping a lucrative deal for themselves. The final one being, the press conference has been postponed. Now with no communiqué about the conference, it will be a speculative wait for the fans to decode the sudden silence.


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