Official refutation of Wanda

On January 1, Beijing time, Dalian Wanda Group officially refuted the rumors of withdrawing its investment in a football club and withdrawing from Dalian football.
Recently, the Internet media hyped Wanda’s withdrawal of a football club and its withdrawal from Dalian football. Some self media maliciously slander Wanda for not really engaging in football, but for enterprises. In order to clarify the facts, the following statement is made:
At the beginning of 2018, the shareholders of Dalian Football Club no longer contributed to the club. According to the research and decision of Dalian City, one football club is entrusted by Dalian Football Association, and the two sides have signed a custody agreement. At this time, less than 2 weeks before the start of the Chinese Super League, the main leaders of Dalian city made a special trip to Wanda Group, proposing that Wanda Group should pay the fund needed by one football club in the current year in advance, promising to coordinate and solve several problems in the development of Dalian football in 2018, including the account of one football club that was frozen by the judiciary, the transfer of equity and the huge amount left over by the former shareholder of one side Debt issues.
In the past two years, Wanda Group has paid a huge amount of operating funds to a football club, and invested 2 billion yuan to build a football youth training center in Dalian; invested nearly 1 billion yuan to build a dozen football youth teams aged 12 to 21 with about 350 people; signed an agreement to support 10 key football primary schools in Dalian with 500 million yuan in a decade. If Wanda doesn’t really play football, can we make such a long-term layout!
However, due to various reasons, Wanda has not obtained the equity of a football club, and the problems left over by the history of the club have not been solved, even the club account can not be used. In this case, Wanda Group cannot continue to support one football club in the current way.
Wanda has built the world-class football infrastructure in Dalian, and China’s first-class youth football team also has a long-term commitment to support Dalian campus football. Therefore, Wanda will not quit Dalian football and will seek to rebuild its professional club and continue to support Dalian football.