Businessmen to the rescue of Feyenoord?
A group of wealthy businessmen is to save Rotterdam football club Feyenoord from financial disaster by investing up to €60m, reports the AD.
The club, which has recently had to take out a loan to pay its players’ salaries, has welcomed the news despite the fact the investors want shares and a say in the running of the club in return, says the paper.
Most of the businessmen involved, who include nickle magnate Willem van ‘t Wout and steel magnate Rob Slotboom, are Feyenoord supporters. They have united under the name Friends of Feyenoord.
‘At least these are real supporters and no Russians or Arabs who are gone again before you know it,’ Hans Fortuin, former chairman of the club’s amateur and youth operations, told the paper.
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