The cousin of Man City football club owner HH Sheikh Mansoor bid on Liverpool FC club this year.
Sheikh Khalid Bin Zayed Al Neyhan was willing to pay £2 BILLION for the club in a record breaking takeover bid.
Sheikh Khalid is a member of Abu Dhabi’s ruling royal family and approached the club both in 2017 and 2018, according to international reports.
Liverpool FC denies official takeover talk, but is open to taking on a ‘minority investor’
Fenway Sports Group (FSG) the conglomerate owners of Liverpool FC reportedly denied receiving the offer officially, suggesting the valuation of the club was not done by them, however they stated that “under the right terms and conditions consider taking on a minority investor, if such a partnership was to further our commercial interests in specific market places, in line with the continued development and growth of the club”.
As it stands; Liverpool and Man City are top of the Premier League table
Sheikh Mansoor is the owner of Man City, and a cousin of Sheikh Khalid
Two prominent UAE business men met with the club for discussions
Midhat Kidwai, Group Managing Director at Bin Zayed Group also met with the club for discussions.
However without Liverpool’s largest shareholders, businessman John Henry and Mike Gordon present at either meeting, the discussions cannot be seen as significant and reports suggest this takeover bid has been declined.
In 2005 Liverpool FC was valued at £1.42billion by business services group KPMG, the alleged £2billion offer is a record for the club.