Keith Harris, the Man Utd mogul has his sights set on a liverpool take-over following Kenny Huang’s withdrawal from the bidding process.
The Man Utd supporter is still in contension with his bid for liverpool, despite being a Utd fan.
Now 50, he has separated from his second wife and bought out the investment bank he works for. The £7.4m Seymour Pierce buyout, backed partially by Alchemy, the venture-capital specialist, leaves Harris with a 20% stake and control of the agenda.
“The Chinese bid just looks too low for me.
“The issue is satisfying the owners. I’ve read and heard a lot about the bank controlling this, but that’s not the case at all – it’s the owners controlling it and while they are current with their payments on the debt they will continue to do that.”
It appears a bidding war could be underway, following the comments of counter bidder Yayha Kirdi who claimed his investors were in the: “final stage of negotiation”.
Harris is sure whoever wins the takeover battle will secure a huge prize.
“It’s a trophy asset,” he added. “And there aren’t many left. It’s probably one that if it’s acquired on the right terms has the ability to make some money for the owner, while a lot of clubs are probably going to be break even at best.
“Liverpool has a fantastic upside with the new stadium, and has fantastic support. They have been somewhat in the shadows recently but with the new stadium and investment in a new squad you’ve got to think Liverpool could be right back to the fore and those fans deserve it.”
Lets leave this Man Utd rubble behind and get the right bidder behind us.