In recent months and weeks there have been different rumours regarding the future of Indian Super League franchise FC Pune City with the Wadhawan Group coming out with an official statement about the future of the team, which will continue to exist but that it will be leaving Pune to shift to a new unknown city.
The official club statement read, “Wadhawan Sports Pvt. Ltd., which owns FC Pune City, is not winding up its operations, as it has been floating around in some news publications, but in fact looking at relocating to a new city. The company is in the process of raising capital through partial stake sale and is in contact with potential investors, as is the process followed by several clubs in the Hero Indian Super League (ISL), I-League, and globally.”
“To all those concerned clubs who have been approaching players contracted to FC Pune City directly, we would like to remind them this is against the statutes put in place by FIFA. We would ask these clubs to kindly contact FC Pune City club management.”
“To all the players who are contractually obligated to FC Pune City, we wish to wish to inform you that all the financial obligations will be met as per the agreed schedule. We advise you not to fall prey to frivolous rumours surrounding the club, and approach/inform the club management od any inquiry you might have.”
As the statement clearly states, FC Pune City will continue to exist with the Wadhawan Group looking to sell an unknown stake to a new partner while leaving Pune to move to a new city with Hyderabad and Ahmedabad potential options.
Meanwhile FC Pune City also addressed the issue of rumours that the club approached players, who are on contract with other teams in India, denying the rumour.
And FC Pune City reiterated that they would pay the pending salaries of their players, coaches and staff which had go reported as Iain Hume and Ashique Kuruniyan had approached the AIFF about the matter.
— FC Pune City (@FCPuneCity) June 17, 2019