South Australia's entrant into the A-League expansion race, West Adelaide, reportedly has huge financial backing from an English-based consortium.
The Adelaide Advertiser is reporting that a new West Adelaide A-League and W-League bid will have a $100 million budget courtesy of an anonymous investment group.
The standalone bid has no connection to former NSL club Adelaide City and instead relies on a model similar to Melbourne City, whereby the investment group owns a global network of football clubs.
Bid Chairman, Andy Haralampopoulos, said he had confirmed over four years of discussions in Europe before submitting their Expression of Interest to FFA last Thurday.
“The player pathways for men and women will be through our NPL clubs.”