Reliance Industries Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani is reportedly considering an offer to purchase Liverpool after the club’s current owners Fenway Sports Group placed it up for sale (FSG).
The FSG are reportedly willing to sell for £4 billion, and there is a bigger interest in buying the Merseyside club entirely, according to the Mirror. Ambani, who is listed by Forbes as the seventh richest person in the world and with a net worth of around £90 billion, has already inquired about the club.
When FSG said earlier this week that they would be open to hearing offers for the club, they shocked the footballing world. FSG took over management of the Liverpool team in 2010.
There have been several recent ownership changes and rumours of ownership changes at EPL clubs, and consequently, we are frequently questioned about Fenway Sports Group’s ownership of Liverpool.
“Third parties have regularly expressed interest in joining FSG as shareholders in Liverpool. FSG has previously stated that if it was in the best interests of Liverpool as a club, we would entertain new shareholders under the proper terms and conditions.
Mukesh Ambani has, however, previously expressed interest in purchasing Liverpool. In 2010, Subroto Roy, the head of the Sahara Group, and Reliance Industries jointly proposed a bid for a 51% share in Liverpool.