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Liverpool house owners in talks to purchase struggling French giants

Liverpool house owners Fenway Sports activities Group (FSG) are in talks over a possible takeover of struggling French giants Bordeaux.

Bordeaux, who gained their sixth Ligue 1 title as lately as 2009, have been provisionally relegated to the third tier of French soccer after failing to show they’d the mandatory funds to assist one other season in Ligue 2.

With two weeks to boost cash and purchase a license to play in Ligue 2, Bordeaux confirmed they’re in negotiations with FSG.

“FC Girondins de Bordeaux continues its discussions with Fenway Sports activities Group in view of the DNCG enchantment fee,” a membership assertion learn.

“Throughout the listening to on June 27, the DNCG had pronounced a keep of proceedings for FC Girondins de Bordeaux to be able to present all the mandatory ensures for financing the 2024-2025 season. For the second, the progress of the case has led the DNCG to pronounce the relegation of the membership to the Nationwide Championship 1. 

“The membership is interesting the choice and now has time to finalise one of many choices that can safe funding for subsequent season. 

“On this regard, the challenge to promote a majority stake within the capital to Fenway Sports activities Group was offered this morning to the DNCG within the presence of its representatives and we’re working hand in hand with them as a part of the continuation of negotiations and due diligence.”


Bordeaux are going through relegation to the third tier / THIBAUD MORITZ/GettyImages

FSG want to make investments €100m over six years with Bordeaux, who want between €30m and €40m of their accounts to seal a spot in subsequent season’s Ligue 2.

The group have lengthy made clear their want to affix the rising motion in direction of multi-club possession, with plenty of officers employed this summer time to supervise FSG’s growth.

Michael Edwards, former Liverpool sporting director, returned as FSG’s chief govt of soccer and can be accountable for appointing a group to take cost of Bordeaux if a takeover is accomplished. There would even be roles for FSG administrators Pedro Marques and Julian Ward.

Bordeaux are at the moment managed by former Liverpool winger Albert Riera, who made 56 appearances for the Reds between 2008 and 2010.



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