Former Argentinian striker Maximilian Lopez occupied the front pages of major British newspapers after news broke that is set to buy Birmingham Cityone of the clubs with the longest history in English football.
Lueg de varios meses de negociaciones, este martes el ex futbolista publicó en sus social redes un video caminando por el césped del St. Andrew’s Stadium y escribió: “En Casa”, lo cual da por sentado que pronto se realizará el anuncio oficial de su new acquisition. In the club’s official social networks there was still no confirmation.
Former Barcelona, Milan and River Plate, among others, is part of a group of companies who are looking to take over the club in English football’s second division. According to the English city newspaper, the Birminghammailthe former footballer is associated with the owner of the fashion brand Hera, Paul Richardson, and the businessman Christian Codome.
At first, everything suggested that Laurence Bassiniformer chairman of Watford Football Club, was to take over the institution Blue, but the Londoner was unable to complete the operation. So far, the entity is owned by Birmingham Sport Holdings (BSHL), whose majority shareholder is the Chinese tycoon Paul Suen.
According to previous information, the Asian businessman is ready to sell part of its shares for a value of 30 million pounds (37 million dollars) in order to continue to keep part of it to remain linked to the English institution.
Different English media like The sun there Mirror pointed out that the signature for the change of owners could be done in the next few days, a signing that would end speculation about the team’s future in the Football League Championship (England’s second division).
Note that at the beginning of the week, the company Maxco Capital (managed by Maximiliano López and Christian Codoma) published on its website that This Tuesday, they will make an official announcement. Without specifying more details. It is believed that everything points to his new sporting acquisition.
Birmingham is a traditional English football club. In its history, it has won two League Cups (1963 and 2011) and spent several seasons in the first division, however, he is currently going through one of his darkest moments and is in 20th position, out of 24 teams, in the Championship with only 11 wins in 45 appearances. .
López, on the other hand, is a faithful connoisseur of the world of professional football having worn the shirts of big clubs during his career, from River Plate at age 17 (in 2001). Four seasons later, he came to Barcelona, where he won three titles. After a fleeting passage through the paint azulgranearrived in Italy, passing through clubs like Catania, Milano, Sampdoria and Turin, among others. He also had experience in Brazilian football (Vasco da Gama) until, at the age of 37, he retired wearing the shirt of Italy’s lowly Serie C Sambenedettese.