The world's richest man wants to buy Getafe
The multi-millionaire Carlos Slim, who is considered to be the wealthiest man in the world, has decided to buy into the Spanish football league and, according to the website 'Libertad Digital', has taken the first steps towards becoming the new owner of Getafe.
Ángel Torres, the club's chairman, has been looking for a buyer in view of the money the club owes, and the Mexican looks set to take over at Getafe.
Carlos Slim has started negotiations to buy Getafe and the deal should be finalised in the next few days. The Mexican is a big fan of Spanish football and aims to transform the club into one of the biggest teams in Europe. Money is no object as he has very deep pockets.
The takeover will be carried out by América Móvil, the company that owns the broadcasting rights of the 'Liga BBVA' in Mexico. Carlos Slim's dream is for Getafe to be in a title contender, challenging the might of Real Madrid and Barcelona. http://www.marca.com/2012/11/01/en/f...351808230.html
Hope this is true. This guy makes people like Glazer's and Abramovich look poor. I miss the days of Super Depor, strong Valencia, Real Sociedad etc.
I had high hopes form the Malaga deal. That project started great with shrewd transfers of Cazorla, Toloulan and Isco, but now is in tatters. I hope the sheikh changes mind and we see a competition of 4 strong teams in Malaga, Getafe and the big two.
Last edited by Hank Scorpio; 11-02-2012 at 11:56 PM.