FSG pulled the plug on a deal to sell Liverpool to an investment consortium led by Dubai financier Amanda Staveley, according to UAE publication The National.
The offer for the club was £1.5bn, but despite ‘over a year’ of negotiations, Liverpool’s American owners cancelled the proposed sale.
The reason for this, according to the National, is because international TV deal prices are set to soar in the next two years – making Liverpool an increasingly valuable commodity.
Essentially, the report suggests FSG won’t sell yet because the profit margin will be higher if they hold on a little longer.
This, if true, would annoy fans desperate for Liverpool to join the elite in financial terms, especially considering NESV (now FSG) paid just £300m for the club seven years ago.
Now, it’s important to note that FSG deny these claims and immediately rebuffed them in a strong statement released last night by Tom Werner, via the Echo:
“We have better things to do than batting down rumours about negotiations with Ms Staveley,” Werner said.
“However, there’s no truth to them.”
In fairness, FSG are currently developing a new training ground and have plans to continue extending Anfield, but our lack of work in the transfer market since their arrival has turned some fans sour.