India’s business tycoon and the owner of Indian Premier League (IPL) giants Mumbai Indians, Mukesh Ambani is now eyeing buying a club in the English Premier League (EPL). Ambani, who is the world’s eighth-richest man according to Forbes, has already enquired about the club and is ready to spend a whopping £4 bn for the ownership of the club.
However, the Reds have driven interest from all around the globe with parties from the Middle East and the USA also showing interest in the club. It’s reported that businessmen from Dubai, Bahrain, and the USA have shown huge interest to buy the Merseyside club outright.
“Liverpool could be set for an Indian takeaway with multi-billionaire Mukesh Ambani interest in buying the club. Ambani, with a net worth of around £90billion and rated by Forbes as the eighth richest person in the world, has already enquired about the club,” reported The Mirror.
“But Ambani won't have the negotiating table to himself once interest from Dubai, Bahrain and the USA hardens which is great news for FSG co-founder John W Henry and his associates. Fenway employed investment banks Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley to test the water over possible investment in the club or a complete takeover,” it added.
FSG stunned the footballing world earlier this week when they said they would be open to listening to offers for Liverpool, who they took charge of in 2010. They have presided over one of the most successful eras in the Reds' recent history, with Jurgen Klopp's side winning a Premier League title, a Champions League, FA Cup, Carabao Cup and European Super Cup over the past few years.
A statement from FSG read: "There have been a number of recent changes of ownership and rumors of changes in ownership at EPL clubs and inevitably we are asked regularly about Fenway Sports Group’s ownership in Liverpool.
"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."