The chairman of Reliance Industries (RIL), the largest private company in India, Mukesh Ambani, may take over as the new owner of Liverpool Football Club in England.
After the original owner of Liverpool, Fenway Sports Group (FSG), decided to sell, Ambani is said to have contacted the team.
However, the 65-year-old tycoon has to outbid offers from the US and the UAE because FSG is inundated with tentative bids. According to the Mirror’s estimate, the club will cost a staggering £4 billion to purchase.
“Third players have often expressed interest in joining FSG as shareholders in Liverpool. FSG has already stated that, given the proper terms and circumstances, we would consider new shareholders if doing so served Liverpool as a club.
Ambani’s passion for Liverpool
Ambani has previously expressed interest in the Reds. In 2010, Ambani attempted to acquire Liverpool from its previous owners, Tom Hicks and George Gillett, alongside fellow Indian industrialist Subrata Roy. Back then, FSG beat them to the offer with a bid of £300 million (at the time, $478 million).
The fourth-most valuable football club in the world would be a vast new diamond in Ambani’s sports portfolio if he were to acquire it this time. The billionaire has previously established ownership of a top-tier football league in the nation and an Indian Premier League cricket team. In addition, he serves as the All India Football Federation’s corporate partner.