Bashundhara Sports Complex is being constructed at a cost of Tk 15,000 crore. Authorities want to build a football academy as part of plans for a multi-purpose sports event. The academy wants to start with 1000 footballers. Bashundhara Group authorities claim that Real Madrid, Manchester United and Liverpool, the top clubs in Europe, have already shown interest in the academy.
Bashundhara Group Chairman Ahmed Akbar Sobhan made the demand after the historic match of the league at Kings Arena on Thursday.
“They (Liverpool) have made an offer, but our stadium is not complete. The academy building is not finished. Not just them; Bigger clubs around the world, including Manchester United and Real Madrid, have shown interest. They want to franchise. He wants to train the footballers of the academy,” he said.
Bashundhara wants to complete the construction of the complex by June 2024. The planning authority to start the work of the academy within 1 year.