There’s news in the Mirror today that financier Amanda Staveley has opened talks to potentially buy Liverpool FC.
And the American owners, Fenway Sports Group led by John W Henry have slapped a £1B price tag on the Reds.
That’s after they bought Liverpool for a bargain £300M in September of 2010 from the then owners – Americans George Gillett and Tom Hicks.
At the time that seemed quite a low price for such an iconic football club who had won so many trophies at the top level.
With all the news about Amanda possibly trying to buy Newcastle United, it was always that she was looking at several Premier League clubs.
Liverpool owner John W Henry with his wife Linda at Anfield
In the summer, Arab News had reported that she was looking at buying one of five possible PL clubs
Amanda is said to be a Liverpool fan, and it was only last year that she made a joint but unsuccessful offer for a share of the club with Chinese Hong Kong-based investment company, Everbright Limited.
John Henry is likely to try to cut a hard bargain if he sells Liverpool FC.
And with the Premier League TV rights money likely to keep increasing for several years yet, Liverpool could still be a good buy – even at £1B.
But that makes Newcastle United look a potentially good buy at around £400M so it may help Ashley to sell the club quickly and even before the end of the year.
We hope it helps Ashley sell the club quickly and before the end of the year.
And of course, the most significant selling point for Newcastle is that we have manager Rafa Benitez at the club.
Any potential buyer will want to tie him down to a long-term contract at Newcastle if they do buy the club.
What do you think?