Liverpool’s prospective new owner Kenny Huang has made some serious and attractive pledges to Liverpool fans. The Chinese billionaire is attempting to wrest control of the club from current owners George Gillett and Tom Hicks, and if Huang is to be taken at his word, then supporters of Liverpool will be hoping he achieves this. Kenny Huang has already offered to pay off Liverpool’s £237 million debt to RBS, but his big plans for Liverpool certainly don’t stop there. Apparently no transfer would be beyond Huang’s ambition to sign, should Roy Hodgson express a wish to sign a certain player.
The Daily Mail has reported that one source close to Huang has stated “It could be Lionel Messi, and every effort would be made to sign him. This guy is deadly serious about taking over and wants it done this month so Roy can significantly improve the team and go into the season with a realistic chance of winning something.”
If Kenny Huang is successful in his bid to take over Liverpool, he has also pledged to begin work on the new 60,000 seater stadium at once. If Huang fulfils these promises, his ownership would be welcomed by the majority of fans.
Kenny Huang however, is apparently not the only party interested in buying Liverpool. Sky Sports have reported that a consortium of investors from Canada and the Middle East are also interested in Liverpool, in a bid being fronted by former Syrian international footballer Yayha Kirdi. These prospective owners are also planning to repay the debt and begin work on the new stadium.
Sky Sports News has quoted Yahya Kirdi as stating:
“With additional money to improve the squad and financing in place to build the new stadium, Liverpool will be on a solid foundation to compete in the Premiership and in Europe for years to come.”
Similarly to the Chinese bid, this second interested group are making big claims and speaking bullishly about what they will do for the club if they take over. However, talk is cheap and Liverpool fans will be wary of new buyers after being stung by the experience with the current American owners. George Gillett and Tom Hicks came with big promises about transfers and stadiums which have not been fully fulfilled. A serious falling out between the pair did not help, with the two owners apparently not on speaking terms at one point. The American duo are certainly not the most popular men in the red side of Liverpool, and fans have been desperate this summer to finally see the back of them.
It is still very unclear if Liverpool will have new owners going into the coming season, Gillett and Hicks are hard headed businessmen who will only want to sell for a price that suits them. But if one of the interested groups manages to take over the Reds, they will have to quickly match their words with actions if they are to convince Liverpool supporters that they are the real deal. If they do, Liverpool fans will have definite cause for optimism for this season and the future.
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