Wednesday has brought news of a potential investment strategy from Liverpool’s owners, along with more speculation on Jude Bellingham and Naby Keita.
FSG planning to expand in multi-club model
There has long been talk of Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group branching out to acquire another football club, while there have been suggestions they could also invest in other sports.
Earlier this month it was claimed that FSG could be among the parties interested in Brazilian side Atletico Mineiro, though reports were nothing more than speculative.
Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke and FSG figurehead John W. Henry are both said to have “explored adding clubs inside and outside Europe to their portfolios.”
There is no information on a potential timescale for any further acquisitions, nor the markets that FSG would look into, but investors RedBird Capital are already majority shareholders in AC Milan and Toulouse.
The City Football Group often utilise their network of clubs to recruit young players from foreign markets and send others out on loan to gain first-team experience, which would almost certainly appeal to Liverpool.
3 things today: The international break is over!
- Darwin Nunez was back among the goals for Uruguay on Tuesday night – catch up with all 11 internationals in action on the final day
- Jude Bellingham has a new suitor in Chelsea, but Liverpool are still claimed to be “leading the way“
- Diogo Jota has explained why he asked to be subbed off for Portugal – and it should be good news for Liverpool!
Latest Liverpool FC news
- Naby Keita is attracting “three or four clubs,” including Dortmund, as his contract enters its final months, according to Fabrizio Romano (CaughtOffside)
- Danish forward Casper Tengstedt, who scored 23 goals in 35 games for Rosenborg last season, has admitted his “dream is to one day play in Liverpool” (TV 2 SPORT)
- Ex-Liverpool winger Albert Riera, currently in charge of Olimpija Ljubljana, has revealed his desire to manage in the Premier League (The Athletic)
Latest chat from elsewhere
— Richarlison Andrade (@richarlison97) September 28, 2022
- Richarlison has called for stricter sanctions on racist abuse in football, after a banana was thrown at him during Brazil’s 5-1 win over Tunisia (Twitter)
- Australia international Garang Kuol, the 18-year-old who plays for Central Coast Mariners, is close to finalising a move to Newcastle (Northern Echo)
Tweet of the day
This shirt carries with it a message.
We don't wish to be visible during a tournament that has cost thousands of people their lives.
We support the Danish national team all the way, but that isn't the same as supporting Qatar as a host nation. pic.twitter.com/7bgMgK7WzS
— hummel (@hummel1923) September 28, 2022
We really need more statements like this.