Josh Harris, an American businessman rumored to be interested in investing in Liverpool, is part of a consortium that has submitted a $6 billion takeover bid for an NFL franchise
Liverpool’s principal owner, John W Henry, reaffirmed earlier this month an assertion he made in February that the Reds had never been for sale.
Following reports that Henry’s Fenway Sports Group was looking to sell their majority stake, consortiums from the Middle East, Europe, and the United States were linked with a takeover of Liverpool.
However, Henry has stated that a takeover is not in the cards and that the Liverpool owners are simply looking for a “strategic partner” to help them recapitalize the business.
In early March, Henry told the Liverpool Echo, “While we formalised a process that has identified potential investors for the club, we remain fully committed to the club’s long-term success.”
“That has been the case since the beginning in 2010.” Every day, we have been and will continue to focus on the club’s long-term health and competitiveness.”
Harris makes an offer for the Washington Commanders
According to ESPN, a consortium led by Harris and Mitchell Rales, which includes basketball legend Magic Johnson, has made a $6 billion bid for the Washington Commanders.
If current owner Dan Snyder accepts the bid, the Commanders will become the most expensive sports team in the world.
Harris’ company, Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (HBSE), has previously been rumored to be interested in acquiring a stake in Liverpool.
Indeed, CBS Sports’ Ben Jacobs previously stated that HBSE was a “genuine suitor” for a stake in Liverpool.
Harris and his business partner David Blitzer each own 18% of Liverpool’s Premier League rival Crystal Palace, and they were both in the running to buy Chelsea from Roman Abramovich in May 2022.