Two American clowns set to become a distant memory for Merseyside club?
Keith Harris claims an overseas buyer has completed due diligence for a potential takeover at Liverpool and is now considering an offer between £400million and £500million.
Liverpool are attracting global interest in the quest to secure new owners to replace American duo George Gillett and Tom Hicks at Anfield.
Several possible buy-outs have fallen by the wayside, but there could be fresh hope for Liverpool in the form of a previously unpublicised party.
Harris, who has had a hand in the sales of Aston Villa, West Ham and Manchester Cityin the past, said due diligence has already been done.
“The overseas buyer we represent has completed due diligence. A huge amount of work has been done,” he said.
“It is none of the groups mentioned in the press. The ball is now in our client’s court to make an offer.
“I do not think the deal will be done before the transfer window closes this month, but the next pressure point is October when some of the RBS loan of £237million has to be repaid.
“It may happen then. But in the present climate these things are impossible to predict.”
Last week Hong Kong-based businessman Kenny Huang – whose interest was allied to the Chinese government – pulled out of the bidding process, while Syrian-Canadian Yahya Kirdi’s much-publicised interest has been treated with scepticism. (Sky Sports)
This news should take the edge off Liverpool’s big loss at Eastlands last night and will Anfield supporters will hope that the club is moving nearer to the end of a disastrous spell under the guidance of American pair Tom Hicks and George Gillett.
Having seen how the other half live as they come up against the limitless wealth at Man City, Roy Hodgson must be having dream scenarios running through his head as he hopes that new investors equates to some sort of transfer budget.
Clearly a number of interested parties have stated an interest in buying the club but until something solid comes in its all about sitting and waiting. Kenny Huang decided to pull out of any move for the club and other suitors may well have actually been simply looking further their own ends by purporting to have the funds to buy the club.
The involvement of Keith Harris in this deal could offer a degree of validity for this latest potential bid.