Financial expert Kieran Maguire has been reacting to Conor McGregor’s interest in taking over at Celtic, Football Insider report.
The Lowdown: Links resurface
As we know, that failed to materialise, with Desmond adamant 12 months ago that his shares were not for sale.
However, reports earlier this month relayed some fresh comments from the Irishman, who once again admitted that he is keen to take over in Glasgow.
The Latest: Maguire’s comments
He stated that McGregor, worth $200m (£150m), would need the help of a consortium if he is to have a realistic chance of buying the club.
“McGregor might be front of house as far a consortium is concerned.
“He doesn’t have the resources himself, but he does make a fortune out of his own brand.
“I don’t think he would be advised to buy Celtic or another football club alone, it would have to be as part of a group.
“However, he would be the public face and centre of attention if such a deal was to take place.”
The Verdict: Spot on
You’d expect that if a deal was to ever go through, McGregor would need to be part of some form of investment group but would be the centre of attention of a potential takeover.
It would certainly be interesting, but at this moment in time, it doesn’t look as if Desmond is going anywhere, even though he is reportedly looking to give more responsibility to his son.
We may well see McGregor at Celtic one day, as he does seem to be extremely keen on acquiring shares in a football club, but fans who want him at the club may have to remain patient for the time being.
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