News : Özil: Ex-DFB player invests in Mexican club – with an actress
Unusual combination: Ex-DFB footballer Mesut Özil (32), actress Eva Longoria (46, “Desperate Housewives”) and model Kate Upton (28) make a common cause. Together with other donors, the stars acquired half of a Mexican football club.
It is not uncommon for US investors to invest money in soccer teams as these provide a great advertising platform.
Now the donors seem to be focusing on the Mexican Liga MX, which is popular in the USA. Together with two well-known American real estate investors and baseball professional Justin Verlander (38), the investor association has bought half of the “Club Necaxa” association. This is reported by the American sports news site “Sportico”.
Özil-Investment: Club speaks of a “historic project”
The aim is to financially support the club, which is currently in last place in the Mexican premier league, and thus help it to achieve greater success.
Although the approval of the domestic football association for the investment is still pending, the club gave announced in a statement on Mondaythat he is facing an “important turning point” and a “historic strategic project”. How much money the stars invested in the club is not known. “Sportico” estimates the value of the club based on anonymous sources in the low nine-digit range.
This article was written by (jru / spot)
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