India’s second richest man Mukesh Ambani has approached Liverpool Football Club as he is interested in buying the club. The Liverpool Team was surprisingly put up for sale by Fenway Sports Group (FSG) this week and is open for offers.
Mukesh Ambani shows interest in Liverpool FC
According to Mirror, Reliance Industries Ltd Chairman Ambani, rated by Forbes as the eighth richest person in the world, has enquired about the ownership of the Merseyside club. The Fenway Sports Group (FSG), who is the current owner of Liverpool FC has got a few more offers from parties belonging to the USA and the Middle East.
Liverpool Football Club is a 19-time league winner and the Fenway Sports Group is looking for a bid of around four billion dollars to sell the champion club. According to Forbes, Liverpool FC is worth £3.6billion, but will probably be purchased for around £4bn. The Fenway Sports Group has appointed Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley to assist in the selling procedure of Liverpool FC.
“FSG has frequently received expressions of interest from third parties seeking to become shareholders in Liverpool. FSG has said before that under the right terms and conditions we would consider new shareholders if it was in the best interests of Liverpool as a club, “ FSG said in the official statement.
Ambanis have been huge supporters of sports in India. They own the most successful IPL franchise i.e. Mumbai Indians. They also run the football league, the Indian Super League and considering the huge success of the Indian Super League, India is a great market for Football. Former Liverpool stars Robbie Fowler, Robbie Keane, and David James have also been part of the Indian Super League. Having an Indian owner can be quite interesting for Indian football lovers as well.
Mukesh Ambani, Owner of Reliance Industries, which has assets of $220bn, has a net worth of $90.7bn which makes him the 8th richest man in the world. Ambani had shown interest in buying a stake in Liverpool FC in the past as well. In 2010 Subrata Roy and Ambani were lining up a bid to purchase 51 percent of Liverpool’s stake.