Liverpool FC sale: Mumbai Indians owner Mukesh Ambani has thrown his hat into the ring to buy English football giant Liverpool FC…
Liverpool FC Sale: Mumbai Indians owner Mukesh Ambani has thrown his hat into the ring to buy English football giant Liverpool FC. The bid will see the Indian millionaire challenge bidders from the Middle East and the US who have made initial offers. The English Premier League giants have been put up for sale by their current owners Fenway Sports Group (FSG), who bought the Merseyside club in October 2010 and have reportedly appointed Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley to help them sell the team. Follow Liverpool FC and Premier League Live Updates with Akashera.IN.
According to ‘The Mirror’, FSG are willing to sell the club for 4 billion British pounds. Ambani, chairman and chief executive of Reliance Industries and rated by Forbes as the eighth richest person in the world, has inquired about the club, the English daily reported. However, few associated with the Mumbai-headquartered Indian multinational conglomerate could not confirm the development.
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A statement from FSG read: “There have been a number of recent ownership changes and rumors of changes in ownership at EPL clubs and inevitably we are regularly asked about Fenway Sports Group’s ownership of Liverpool.
“FSG has frequently received expressions of interest from third parties seeking to become shareholders in Liverpool. FSG has previously said that under the right terms and conditions we would consider new shareholders if it was in the best interests of Liverpool as a club.”
The Anfield outfit have enjoyed huge success under FSG, with Jurgen Klopp’s side winning a Premier League title, a Champions League, the FA Cup, the Carabao Cup and the European Super Cup over the past few years. Others in the match include parties from the Gulf and the United States.
Ambani’s company owns the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket side Mumbai Indians and also runs the Indian Super League football event besides being commercial partners of the All India Football Federation (AIFF).
(With PTI inputs)