AFC's WSG "interested" in buying Perth Glory

World Sports Group, the marketing partner of the Asian Football Confederation, is reportedly interested in buying A-League club Perth Glory. Last year WSG signed a seven-year-deal for AFC television and marketing rights worth US $200 million. Football Federation Australia assumed interim control of the club this month after its current owners, headed by chairman Nick Tana, reached an agreement with the FFA to terminate their participation agreement after only one season in the new Australian national pro-league.

Football Federation Australia's head of operations Matt Carroll said four groups remained interested in the Glory, the only A-League franchise in the huge state of Western Australia and that he was aware of the potential involvement of Argentine football legend Gabriel Batistuta in one of them. "I've heard that he is interested in maybe being part of a local consortium," Carroll told Jonathan Cook and Aaron Timms of the Sydney Morning Herald.

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