FSG are open to an option not previously mentioned in any Liverpool sale discussion, according to reports. The Reds’ owners are flexible here.
The report carries one particularly interesting line about the type of investment FSG are after. They claim Kennedy told them that a minority stake in Liverpool could be sold with the idea that the stake grows over time.
Essentially, FSG would sell a minority share in the Reds that eventually becomes a majority share. The new investor(s) would have the green light to buy that larger share over time, rather than all at once.
Now, this isn’t necessarily the option FSG are seeking. The Globe point out that this is an idea that hasn’t been previously talked about, however, and that Liverpool’s owners are open to it.
Of course, the options of simply minority investment or a sale of the entire club remain on the table.
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Depending on the new owners, this could actually be the way to go. It would prevent the situation we see at Chelsea, for one, where new owners come in and learn on the job. That’s led to some questionable decisions at Stamford Bridge.
This would allow for the smoothest transition possible – one that shouldn’t completely change the lay of the land overnight. It does depend on the new owners, though.
For instance, enormously wealthy owners may want a dramatic change. They could arrive, pump money into the club immediately and give Jurgen Klopp and co. everything they’ve ever wanted. It’s what many fans want – it’s just not necessarily realistic.
Again, it’ll depend on the interested parties. The next few months should tell all, then.