London Boston Red Sox billionaire owner John Henry quietly announced that he is ready to sell his other soccer coach franchise, the UK football team Liverpool FC. The Post has learned.
Henry – who was busy popping champagne on October 28, as Red Sox beat Los Angeles Dodgers to win the World Series – runs a "passive sales process" for Liverpool, according to a source close to the situation.
This means that Henry is a privately entertaining offer in an informal process outside of official auction, and is looking for a price in the north of $ 2 billion.
"It's on sale if he can get the right price," said a source close to the situation.
Two other sources also said that Liverpool is mostly sold.
Answers to Henry, who bought Liverpool in 2010 for $ 477 million, did not respond to calls for comments.
Despite the victory of the World Series, Red Sox lost its money this season, according to sources who know exactly the finances of the team.
In the year 2018, Red Sox had the highest unemployment rate of around $ 238 million. The stratospheric salary, on the other hand, led to a "luxury tax" worth about 20 million, which helped to exacerbate team losses, sources indicate.
It is not immediately possible to find out if there is a direct link between Liverpool sales and Red Sox loss financing.
Dave Dombrowski, President of the Red Sox Baseball Team, told The Post on Thursday, "We'll never lament for finance. We have generous owners."
Forbes has recently valued at $ 1.9 billion in Liverpool. However, in August, Daily Mail reported that Sheikh Khaled Bin Zayed Al Nahayan, whose family manages Abu Dhabi, failed to make a decision to buy Liverpool at the end of 2017 and in early 2018 with a Chinese counterpart.
According to the report, the report says that this price, which the source said was split because the Chinese applicants were not able to combine sufficient funding, was considered a worth $ 2.6 billion worth.
Reps for Fenway Sports Group – The Henry holding company owned by Red Sox and Liverpool FC, as well as 80 percent from the New England Sports Network and 50 percent from Roush Fenway Racing, denied that Liverpool was to be sold in August.
But now it's not clear, the sources indicated informed the situation.
"It's not a fake news story" that Henry is ready to sell London sports investment banker Liverpool after the situation, said, although he added that he doubts that the sale will be soon.
Fenway Sports Group does not return calls.
Investors in the Henry FSG holding company include the NBA super-star LeBron James, which is known to own 2 percent of the stock.