Fenway Sports Group’s sale of Liverpool has taken a new twist, with a European consortium rivalling a Saudi-Qatari bid for the club, according to a fresh report.
Last month reports emerged that FSG had put Liverpool up for sale, with a complete sales presentation having been produced for interested parties.
Moreover, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley were said to have been retained to assist the American owners with the sales process.
FSG then released a statement claiming they would “consider new shareholders” if they were in the “best interests of Liverpool as a club.”
However, the FSG, who bought the Merseyside club in 2010, added they were “fully committed to the success of Liverpool, both on and off the pitch.”
There has since been speculation over who the Americans may choose to sell the club to. Several publications have cited interested parties from the Middle East and the US, but a fresh report is now claiming a European consortium could be in the frame.
European consortium to buy Liverpool?
However, the European consortium will have to compete with an unnamed American consortium and a prospective joint Saudi-Qatari bid for the club.
However, the publication claims that the German investors are ahead of their Middle Eastern competitor in the process of tabling a bid.
Saudi Qatari bid
A joint Saudi-Qatari consortium has emerged as a strong contender to buy Liverpool, according to Sporting News.
Investors from the two Gulf states have reportedly agreed to join forces and table a bid together, rather than becoming embroiled in a bidding war.
The prospective owners, who have “strong links to their respective states” are expected to make an initial bid worth £3.2billion for the Reds.
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