Since word leaked on Monday that Liverpool’s owners, Fenway Sports Group, are interested in selling the club after 12 years in charge, speculation about prospective new owners has been rife.
The Reds’ American owners are looking to cash in on the Premier League club for a whopping £4billion and are looking for potential buyers, hiring investment companies Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley to conduct the sale of Liverpool, reports the Athletic.
There have been a number of potential owners that have already distanced themselves from the football club this week, with Dubai Holding Group being the latest.
According to Ben Jacobs, there is no truth in Dubai International Capital bidding for Liverpool as they simply don’t exist as an entity anymore having been subsumed by Dubai Holding.
However, the new group, Dubai Holding, is also not considering an offer.
Dubai Holding has over $130billion in assets across 13 countries and this will come as good news for the Liverpool fans who don’t want their club taken over by a state.
The group will now be added to the list of potential new owners that have no interest in the club after Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Bahrain distanced themselves from any potential deal.
Ben Jacobs also stated this week that Bahrain is not looking into buying Liverpool and have not expressed any interest, with the country having no plans to do so either in the near future.
Whilst Britain’s richest man Sir Jim Ratcliffe announced, via the Telegraph, that he is not interested in trying to buy either Liverpool or Manchester United following the news that the former is up for sale, as he wants to focus on his Ligue 1 team, Nice
Here is what I don’t get, Liverpool fans are always moaning that we can’t pay players enough money, we can’t buy anyone near or over £100m, and we can’t afford world-class players if you want a consortium like FSG to take over.
If a consortium buys us we will either have another 10-15 years of FSG-style buying, buy cheap, train up, or sell on for a profit.. personally, I don’t care, either way, Liverpool has always been a working man’s club and to me no matter who owns the club as long as they invest in the club the way FSG have then I’m happy.
FSG took over in 2010, and since then our club has gone from being worth £300m with debts of nearly £800m to now worth an outstanding £3.6B for an 89% stake.
They’ve won every trophy a single club can win and how many of our previous owners can say they did?
In a consortium means we’re carrying on how we are already going with FSG… if on the other hand, other fans want us to be like Citeh or PSG then you have to accept that it will be a Middle East person that can offer that as we can now see with Newcastle