According to the Turin based newspaper Tuttosport, Suning have secured yet another victory against city rivals Milan, but this time off the pitch.
The rivalry between the two Milan clubs owners is so much so that off the field battles are also fiercely contested. One of those said battles is over the clubs’ Footballing Academy’s in China.
Tuttosport reports “despite the disappointment of Han Li, Yonghong Li’s right hand man, the Wawa International Football Academy has chosen Suning Sports Group to open a fourth Inter Academy in China. The base will be in Chengdu and will be an addition to the existing ones in Beijing, Shanghai and Nanjing which is also the home of the Suning headquarters.
Milan on the other hand are still stalled despite the development plans that have been illustrated several times by Fassone since the change of ownership. In the past they have managed to only organise summer camps but have yet to open their first Milan Academy in China since the dawn of the Chinese era at Milan.”