Exclusive: An all American savvy billionaire sports franchise investor is reportedly interested in buying one of England’s most famous football clubs, Aston Villa FC. The Villans are famous worldwide for their historical claret and blue jersey and are one of the most decorated clubs in English football.
Cuban is an avid poker player and the “shark” is known for keeping his cards close to his chest.
Winner Sports can exclusively reveal that the Dallas Mavericks owner has expressed an initial interest in buying the crisis club from Randy Lerner.
It could be exciting times for Villa fans as interest from a new potential shirt sponsor has emerged this week with sources indicating mobile gaming brand Fruity King are willing to replace Dafabet who currently pay Villa £6m Yr.
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No official bids have yet been made and talks are ongoing. During the summer Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner promised to make sure the club focus on the pitch and not get distracted by off-field matters, despite “productive” talks over the sale of the Villa Park outfit.
“Given that no agreement has as of yet been reached, I feel that it is time now to turn my full attention back to Villa matters at hand.
“While the sale process has been productive and remains ongoing, my priority at this point in the summer, heading into the upcoming season, is that the Villa organisation’s sole focus be football – undistracted by any sales process.”
Cuban has a net-worth of US$2.7 billion as of October 2014 and it’s thought that the business and sports investor is open to expanding his empire and is keen to buy a Premier League club.
In 2011, Cuban wrote an e-book, How to Win at the Sport of Business, in which he chronicles his life experiences in business and sports.
Insiders and outsiders of the club have made it clear the takeover bid from an American consortium lead by Shark Tank investor Mark Cuban along with a potential new shirt sponsorship deal with Mobile gaming giants Fruity King is subject to Villa surviving in the Premier League this season.
There is also speculation that WWE boss Vince McMahon is part of the consortium looking to buy the the west midlands club (but our source made no mention on Mr McMahon).
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