Man City parent company buys Belgian club Lommel SK

BRUSSELS (AP) — The owners of Manchester City have bought a Belgian soccer team. The acquisition adds a ninth club to the City Football Group’s worldwide portfolio. The CFG is run by the Abu Dhabi royal family. It says it bought second-division club Lommel SK after the team based in the eastern Limburg province had its professional licence renewed. Financial terms of the deal were not revealed. Lommel was sixth in the standings when the Belgian season was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. The team plays in an 8,000-capacity stadium and its biggest achievement was reaching the 2001 Belgian Cup final.