Stevie G also didnt join Man U on sch boy terms. EPL akang datang.
Mickey Owen also didnt join Man U also on sch boy terms, def no EPL to show. Retirement round the corner.
Torrid, well, he likes to play Spanish matador up in Liverpool
DIC now linked with total takeover at Liverpool FC
Mar 25 2008
LIVERPOOL'S long-time suitors Dubai International Capital are thought to be within three or four weeks of making a bid for complete control of Anfield.
DIC is reported to have decided to offer £400million for Liverpool FC, but would also bring in a minority investor to back it up.
As the Daily Post revealed earlier this month, George Gillett, one of the two Americans who currently run Liverpool, had agreed to sell his half to DIC.
But that move was blocked by co-owner Tom Hicks, who apparently has final say on if Gillett can sell.
DIC, who lost out to Gillett and Hicks in the race for Anfield last year, are now said to be confident that Hicks will sell now, despite Hicks insisting just weeks ago he didn't play to sell at all.
Although DIC, which is the private equity investment arm of the Dubai government, realises it is paying a high price for Liverpool – Gillett and Hicks bought the club for £219m 13 months ago – it believes it will be a price worth paying.
A source is quoted as saying: "It's not a cheap deal and Hicks is holding out but there is confidence that it will now finally happen."
DIC, whose chief executive Sameer Al-Ansari is a life-long fan of the club and who will join the board, has ambitious plans which could include involving some of its other investment vehicles in an attempt to raise its profile.
The hotel group Jumeirah could be used as part of the development of a new stadium. A wide-ranging review of the club, and its revenue streams, will be conducted.
DIC's confidence appears to stem from claims that some of the loans Hicks used to buy Liverpool are due to be refinanced again soon with the American money markets now less welcoming to big loans as a result of the credit crunch.