Manchester City CEO Ferran Soriano spoke of increasing interest in Indian football, among English clubs on Friday.

Soriano was present in Jamshedpur to witness the Indian Super League match between Jamshedpur FC and Mumbai City FC. The ex-Barcelona vice-president spoke about the purpose of his visit at half-time.

“Yeah, who knows, not immediately but India is a major opportunity for football. Because there is talent, there is passion and we are very positive about development of football in India.

“And this is why we are here, we want to watch football, we want to see players, we want to meet people,” Sorriano told ISL during a half-time interview.

City football group, a holding company under the Abu Dhabi United Group and part-owned by China Media Capital and CITIC Capital, now own part of clubs in the United States (New York City), Australia (Melbourne City), Spain (Girona), Japan (Yokohoma F. Marinos) and Uruguay (Club Atletico Torque).