Exclusive: A-League wannabes try to buy CCM and Phoenix

first_imgA-League The Covert Agent: Southern Expansion make offers to buy Central Coast and Wellington Phoenix The Covert Agent Last updated 1 year ago 18:05 11/20/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Central Coast Mariners Stadium A-League Central Coast Mariners Wellington Phoenix EXCLUSIVE: Goal’s resident spy reveals the backers behind the new franchise have made offers for two top flight clubs Aspiring A-League franchise Southern Expansion has made separate offers to buy current A-League clubs Central Coast Mariners and Wellington Phoenix, but were rejected on both proposals.The Cover Agent can reveal the Chinese investors behind Southern Expansion are tired of waiting for the FFA to figure out their expansion agenda and decided to test the resolve of two existing clubs.The offers that were put to Mariners owner Mike Charlesworth and Phoenix chairman Rob Morrison both exceeded $7 million but were turned down after dialogue was initiated. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Southern Expansion are hoping to be the third A-League team in Sydney and cover an area south of the CBD, including St George, Sutherland and South Coast football communities.Council approval has been obtained to build a 30,000-seat stadium in Loftus, with the franchise committing $9 million to the project in their proposal to the FFA.last_img

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