Atlético Madrid have signed a strategic alliance with Chicago Fire (USA), Club América (Mexico) and Sport Club Internacional de Porto Alegre (Brazil).
The agreement was officially announced on Tuesday at a press conference held in Porto Alegre, which was attended by Atlético’s general director Miguel Ángel Gil Marín.
The alliance is a worldwide project. Atleti have been working together with Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua for two years and partnered up with Muangthong United (Thailand), Al-Ain (U.A.E.) and Raja Casablanca (Morocco) last season as part of our global alliance strategy.
As part of our agreement with Shengua, B-team player Roberto Batres was sent on loan to China once, but the new deals are strictly financial. By working together, the clubs hope to expand their businesses to new markets.
It’s expected that Atlético will travel to the American continent next summer for a pre-season tour, including friendly matches against our new allies.
Hopefully we will be able to profit from the exchange of information between the eight countries. Through this deal Atleti hope to expand their fanbase, so soon we might be able to welcome even more fans from abroad to share the Rojiblanco passion!
Do you think Atlético will really profit from these strategic alliances?