Former Arsenal and Real Madrid midfielder Mesut Ozil has taken big steps into football business and club ownership.
Mesut Ozil purchases shares in football club
Ozil, who now plies his trade with Fenerbahce, has teamed up with American actress Eva Longoria and model Kate Upton to invest in the Mexican football club Necaxa.
The pair are part of a star-studded consortium that are reportedly close to securing half the club’s shares.
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Sportico has said that Ozil, the glamorous Hollywood film and TV star Longoria, model Kate Upton and her baseball pitcher husband Justin Verlander, and real estate investors Al Tylis and Sam Porter were the group involved in the share purchase.
Questions have arisen over whether this purchase would make them eligible for ownership of the club. Still, in a statement, Necaxa has said the group was simply investing in the club, and there would be no change of ownership.