According to The Mirror, Mukesh Ambani is interested in buying Liverpool FC, which may lead to an Indian takeover. A report said Ambani would have to fend off interest from the Middle East and the United States to acquire the famous English football team, Liverpool.
There is a strong interest in buying the Merseyside club outright, with potential buyers reportedly looking to sell for £ 4 billion. However, don’t be put off by the amount, with a net worth of around £90 billion and Ambani being a keen sports enthusiast. According to a report, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley have been appointed by Fenway Sports Group (FSG) to help sell the Merseyside club.
In an interview with The Mirror, the Reliance chairman stated that he would commit millions of dollars to improve Liverpool’s chances of continuing to be one of the continent’s most successful clubs.
Football has always been popular in India one of the country’s most popular sports, even though it has constantly had to contend with cricket. Liverpool is one of the most supported teams, with sky-high shirt sales, and the English Premier League is very popular among Indian fans.
In August 2010, media reports suggested that Mukesh Ambani and Subrata Roy had submitted their offers for Liverpool. This is not the first such report. In 2008, Ambani was called the “world’s richest sports team owner” after buying Mumbai Indians, one of the premier teams in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
A statement from FSG states: “There have been several recent ownership changes and rumors of ownership changes of English Premier League clubs, so we are often asked about our ownership of Liverpool.”