FSG is looking for new owners for Liverpool FC. And the favourite to take over is far more prosperous than Manchester City’s owners.
Fenway Sports Group has publicly stated their intent to seek additional funding for the team.
Naturally, this has resulted in the usual polarised reaction from followers on social media.
Some in the blue corner believe that FSG is, at best, a hindrance that has carried Liverpool as far as it can. But those in the red corner have expressed concerns about a potential change of hands which may jeopardise the team’s moral foundation.
The co-owner of the Serie A team Atalanta and NBA team Boston Celtics, Stephen Pagliuca, has emerged as the “new favourite” to purchase Liverpool.
Stephen Pagliuca can be the new Liverpool FC owners
According to a report by the Daily Star (via TEAMTALK), the American group, Bain Capital, are now leading the way. On Monday, current Reds owners FSG said they were open to investment offers.
The corporation is estimated to be valued at over £119 billion, while Sheikh Mansour, the owner of Manchester City, is worth about £17 billion.
Additionally, according to the source, John Henry is acquainted with Pagliuca, which may facilitate discussions.
He was said to be considering taking over Chelsea. But Todd Boehly sealed the deal to succeed Roman Abramovich in May,
In August, however, former Burger King director Pagliuca was quoted by the Liverpool Echo saying:
“What you learn in this business is worry or remorse doesn’t do anything. You’ve just got to wake up the next day and, you know, refocus. I told my partners and investors we would pay a premium. But it would be a fiscally responsible premium.”
The fans are now experiencing some uncertainty.
FSG may have caused controversy since acquiring the team in 2010. But there’s no doubt they’ve contributed to the club’s transformation on and off the field.
The remark made by our current owners did not imply that they were prepared to give up all ownership. But instead that they would welcome more investment from outside parties.