Man Utd icon Larsson, Arsenal legend Bergkamp and Liverpool hero Kuyt join forces to try and buy unnamed English club – The Sun

ARSENAL legend Dennis Bergkamp has joined forces with former Manchester United star Henrik Larsson, ex-Everton boss Ronald Koeman and Liverpool hero Dirk Kuyt to try and buy an English club.

Derby County boss Phillip Cocu is also involved with the star-studded consortium that wants to buy the unnamed club – after missing out on a takeover of another club last year.

Bergkamp and Co tried to buy League One side Wycombe Wanderers last year, but this could not get off the ground.

With clubs struggling due to the coronavirus lockdown, it is believed to be a great time to snap up an English club on the cheap.

Dutch super-agent Rob Jansen, an executive at global marketing giants Wasserman Media Group, is the brains behind the takeover, according to the Mirror.

Wasserman is the second largest sports agency in the world, worth an estimated £3.2billion.

Jansen said: “We are in the waiting room, as we call it. In this crisis, the asking price of some clubs will be lowered.

“At the same time the internal struggles at these clubs will get bigger.”

Jansen revealed the consortium also missed out another takeover at an English club recently.

He said: “Recently we were very close to a deal. I am not going to say now which club that was, but at the very last moment we were beaten by a foreign investor.

“That was very disappointing.”

The 64-year-old Dutchman has been a major player in the game since the 1990s – overseeing Bergkamp's move to Arsenal.

He also represented Larsson during his Celtic and Manchester United career and masterminded Koeman's move to Barcelona and Kuyt's switch to Liverpool.

The six former players have all made considerable amounts during their careers and want to plough that cash to build a club into a force in England.

The potential money that can be made even in the Championship is staggering and the wise heads are well aware of that.

Striker Bergkamp enjoyed a glittering Premier League career with Arsene Wenger's Gunners, winning three titles and four FA Cups.

Source: Read Full Article