In the summer of 2015, La Cultural y Deportiva Leonesa were getting desperate. The club needed 200,000€ as soon as possible or faced being liquidated. They began to look to the outside for help and their saviours came in the most unlikely form, Aspire Academy. Aspire- a Qatari government initiative designed to create players capable of competing at a World Cup- took control of the small side from León and things have been, mostly, on the up ever since.
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