AC Milan’s owned RedBird Capital Partners are considering upping their stake in Liverpool’s owners, according to a report.
According to the Daily Mail, preliminary talks between RedBird and Liverpool’s owners FSG – Fenway Sports Group – over increasing their stake, having paid £533million to own 11 per cent back in 2021.
That 11% stake also gives them an indirect stake in Liverpool and they are now contemplating increasing that amount in a ‘move that could earn FSG £1billion and allow them to retain ownership’.
A source close to the firm said: “There is a growing feeling that FSG are not interested in selling Liverpool, and are increasingly drawn to the idea of selling another minority stakeholding. A further 20% sale of FSG could generate £1billion.
“FSG are also watching the sale of Manchester United with interest. If United sells for £7billion, then the market value of Liverpool could rise significantly.”
RedBird are not interested in owning the club outright because of the problems that it would cause having just bought the majority of Milan and a majority shareholding in Toulouse as well.
FSG meanwhile are talking to external parties such as the Qatar Investment Authority who would want to buy a controlling stake in Liverpool, while the sale of a minority share at first is currently preferred.
But “RedBird are broke” says the market analysts on sempremilan.com