“I wait ages for a bus and then two come along at once” A saying which sums up the current Liverpool ownership situation to a tee. Fans of the Merseyside club have waited a long time for substantial offers to come in to take over the club from current owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett.
This past week the club has received two offers to take over the club, one from from New England Sports Ventures and another which has trumped their offer by Singapore businessman Peter Lim who has now offered £320 million to take over the Anfield outfit.
This potential bidding war is music to the ears of the Liverpool faithful who can expect not only extra funds in the transfer kitty, but also their biggest names to remain at the club in the long term.
Valencia’s star man Juan Mata is high on manager Roy Hodgson’s list of useful additions should the potential takeover plans become successful. The 22 year old has been a revelation in Spain’s La Liga since joining the club in 2007 and it is thought that his pace and skill would make him an ideal strike partner for fellow Spaniard Fernando Torres.
It is thought that a bid of around £26 million would be enough to secure the services of the former Real Madrid man, however, Liverpool will look to try and lower this figure by offering Dutch international Ryan Babel, who has failed to deliver since joining the Reds 3 years ago, as part of the deal.
The potential influx of money into the club will also give the Liverpool hierarchy the possibility of making sure that the likes of Fernando Torres, Steven Gerrard and Pepe Reina all remain at the club, having been linked with big money moves away to Manchester City, AC Milan and Arsenal respectively in recent weeks in an attempt to drum up much needed funds for the club.
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