An investment group that previously tried to buy Tottenham Hotspur are now in very early talks over a potential takeover at Premier League side, Everton (Bloomberg).
Back in February 2022, Jeffrey Soros and Simon Horsman attempted to buy Tottenham for £3 billion through their LAMF Global Ventures Corp company. That deal failed to go through at the time.
Soros is the nephew of George Soros, who is worth close to £6 billion and is one of the world’s richest people.
The pair may have missed out on the chance to buy Spurs, but they are said to be targeting the acquisition of a European football club.
Former Everton director Keith Harris was also part of the bid for Spurs earlier in the year, and it appears the group have now turned their attention to Harris’ former club.
Bloomberg reports a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) have held very early discussions over a deal to buy the Toffees. The SPAC raised $253 million in November of last year through its initial public offering.
Farhad Moshiri, the current owner of a 94% stake in Everton, insisted in July that the Merseyside club is not for sale. Moshiri has however admitted he would be open to investments to aid the development of Everton’s new stadium.
He said: “There has been much talk of investment in our football club recently – even takeovers – but I want to clarify that there is no ‘for sale’ sign currently hanging outside Everton Football Club.
“It will always be pragmatic to explore all potential investment opportunities and, as I have been transparent about, I am focused on completing the financing for our fantastic new stadium as well as strengthening the playing squad and that might include a minority investment. That will continue. But I want to reassure all of you that Everton Football Club is not for sale.”
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You would imagine there’s very little chance of Spurs being sold at the moment, especially after ENIC invested £150 million into the club over the summer.
Whatever fans may think about ENIC and Daniel Levy when it comes to the football side of Tottenham Hotspur, you cannot deny that they run the club as a very efficient business. If and when Tottenham Hotspur is for sale, you’d think a big fee would be involved.
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