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First prospective buyer for Liverpool has already  come forward; FSG has now been contacted

First prospective buyer for Liverpool has already  come forward; FSG has now been contacted

Since placing Liverpool FC up for sale, Fenway Sports Group has already been contacted by a prospective buyer.

According to the Financial Times, at least one interested party has expressed interest in negotiating a transaction with the Reds’ American owners.

Forbes estimates that the Merseyside club is worth £3.6 billion. This makes Liverpool the fourth-most expensive side in world football, behind Real Madrid and Barcelona, who are valued at over £4.4 billion, and tantalizingly close to third-place Manchester United, who are valued at over £3.7 billion.

FSG obtain their first approach to buy Liverpool

According to reports, FSG has apparently been approached by at least one potential buyer, a phrase that suggests the presence of numerous parties at this early stage.

This update is provided by the Financial Times (via Reddit) in response to the American owners’ revelation that they intend to seek new funding.

“Fenway has been approached by at least one potential buyer, according to people familiar with the matter,” as was reported in the publication.

The Times reports that despite placing the club on the market for sale, FSG are not necessarily attempting to sell the Reds.

Instead, they assert that the owners are attempting to determine Liverpool’s genuine market value after Chelsea was sold for £4.25 billion in May.

However, this appears to be financially irresponsible. If FSG are testing the waters in anticipation of a potential sale in the near future, their bargaining position would be significantly strengthened if they were publicly unwilling to relinquish ownership of the club.

Putting Liverpool up for sale without an immediate intent to sell seems premature. With Chelsea’s sale price of £4.25 billion, it is reasonable to assume that the Reds should be valued similarly.

This is assumed based on the club’s low level of debt and its high level of annual income.

Therefore, FSG may hope to obtain more than the Forbes valuation of £3.6 billion, as Chelsea is expected to sell for substantially more during the summer.

In any case, it did not take long for the initial offer to purchase the club to be accepted. However, FSG’s exact position is still unclear at this time, so stay tuned for updates.

First prospective buyer for Liverpool has already  come forward; FSG has now been contacted

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