Arabian Business reported yesterday that Dubai International Capital was a candidate to come back with a second bid for Liverpool Football Club after a failed bid in 2007.
The group has assets under management worth $13 billion, according to research by the University of Greenwich, just $4 billion less than Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour’s $17 billion net worth (via the Daily Star). ).
It is unclear whether the Dubai-based investors are the same ones said to have stepped forward following the FSG announcement.
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Coming from a nation with a barely spotless human rights record, we would have to ask serious questions about the ethics of handing over the keys to the group, regardless of the fact that its chairman, Sameer al-Ansari, is a Liverpool supporter.
It remains to be seen whether fans beyond the Merseyside borders and the club’s socialist roots would be willing to compromise values for the sake of competing with City and our European rivals.
However, where Empire of the Kop is concerned, any potential sales or investment drive MUST be underlined by a commitment to the morals and beliefs of the City of Liverpool.
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