New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Spanish football club Atletico Madrid are reportedly reconsidering their association with their Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Atletico de Kolkata (ATK).Also Read - FCG vs JFC Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Football Hints Hero ISL: Captain, Vice-Captain, Playing 11s For Today's FC Goa vs Jamshedpur FC at GMC Athletic Stadium at 7:30 PM IST November 26 Friday

According to Spanish publication Marca, officials of the Spanish club have not cleared their future plans regarding the Indian franchise which has won the Indian league twice in 2014 and 2016. Also Read - ISL: NorthEast United Play Out a Goalless Draw Against Kerala Blasters

“But we either need to develop or leave,” a official was quoted as saying by Marca on Sunday. Also Read - ISL: Javi Hernandez Stars in Odisha FC's 3-1 Victory Over Bengaluru FC

The Spanish officials also hailed India as an important country and regarded franchise’s host city Kolkata even more special.

“For us, India is a very important country and Calcutta a very dear city.”

Representatives of ATK, however, declined to comment on the issue when contacted by IANS.

Atletico de Kolkata is owned by Kolkata Games and Sports Private Limited which comprises former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly, Spanish La Liga club Atlético Madrid, alongside businessmen Harshavardhan Neotia, Sanjiv Goenka and Utsav Parekh.

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