The group of investors set to buy Liverpool FC have said they are ready to fund the planned construction of the new stadium in Stanley Park.
The consortium, fronted by Syrian businessman Yahya Kirdi, has appeared to move into pole position as the race to buy the club looks set to be done by the weekend, according to a report by the Independent.
The construction of the new stadium has been a key part of the negotiations that also involve Indian Conglomerate Sahara Group and Chinese tycoon Kenny Huang. Club chairman Martin Broughton wants interested parties to prove they have the funds to make the deal, and to return with detailed offers before Liverpool launch their Premier League campaign against Arsenal on Sunday.
The newly appointed chief executive of Aberdeen FC, Duncan Fraser, this week announced plans for new stadium at Loirston Loch.
Mr Fraser, the club’s former MD, plans to lodge a planning application imminently. Chairman Stewart Milne told the club’s official website:
“The major shareholders believe that, with the necessary continuing financial support to meet the future challenges, particularly in terms of the new stadium and training facilities we need to appoint an individual who will be responsible for all aspects of the club on a day to day basis, will develop an integrated strategic approach across the whole club and move the organisational structure forward to take full advantage of the opportunities a new stadium will offer.”