German Bundesliga club walk out on agreement to run football academy in China

19 December 2019

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Photo: Getty Images FC Cologne supporters are seen during a Bundesliga match. The German club have walked out on a deal to run a football academy in China,

FC Cologne's chairman said they could not go through with the agreement "in the current sporting situation," according to the local newspaper Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger.

The deal was reportedly worth £1.5 million.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

The German Bundesliga club FC Cologne have walked out on a deal to run a football academy in China, according to the local newspaper Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, an agreement reportedly worth £1.5 million.

Speaking to the newspaper, FC Cologne's chairman, Werner Wolf, said they could not go through with it "in the current sporting situation." 

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