Report: Consortium's opening bid for Liverpool set to be a world-record amount
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Report: Consortium's opening bid for Liverpool set to be a world-record amount

The opening bid for Liverpool is set to be a world-record amount, according to reports. A consortium has an offer in mind.

This comes from Sporting News. They claim that a Saudi Arabian-Qatari consortium are looking to purchase Liverpool from FSG, following on from reports elsewhere today.

It’s an unusual pairing but they’re apparently confident that the FA would grant clearance to buy the club. The consortium also have an offer in mind – £3.2bn.

That would be a world-record amount for a football club. The current record is Chelsea, who went for £2.5bn per ESPN. This wouldn’t be a record for a sporting club, however, as the NFL’s Denver Broncos were sold for £3.85bn earlier this year.

It’s also worth mentioning that ESPN’s report claims Manchester United expect to shatter the Broncos’ record. Paris Saint-Germain also openly talk about selling part of their club at a valuation of £4bn, per the Financial Times.

While this might be a world-record, it may not stand for very long.

World-record bid for Liverpool

We’re not sure £3.2bn would get the club sold. As we’ve mention, both United and PSG value higher than that figure and the latter isn’t a bigger asset than Liverpool.

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As an opening bid? Perhaps that gets FSG talking and we imagine the consortium would at least get to the table. But it’s unlikely to be enough for the Reds’ current owners to sell the entire club.

Especially with reports that they’re actually just looking to sell part of Liverpool. Maybe they’d accept a smaller valuation in that case but for the entirety of the club? FSG could and likely would demand quite a fair bit more.

They’re in no rush, after all. Other offers will arrive and this one, while far ahead of the £300m FSG paid for the club, simply isn’t the maximum they could get.

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