Arsenal legend heading group waiting to buy Premier League club

Dennis Bergkamp is part of a star-studded consortium eyeing the purchase of a Premier League club, the Mirror claims.

The Dutch forward is a legend amongst Arsenal and Premier League fans alike, and his time at the club has been honoured by a statue situated outside the Emirates Stadium.

Bergkamp is now claimed to be keen on a return to England, and is spearheading a consortium of experienced footballing minds in eyeing the purchase of a PL side.

It’s claimed that the Dutchman would be keen to oversee the progress of youth development into the first-team, which will be a key role in the club’s philosophy.

Our former star is looking to team up with Phillip Cocu, who is currently managing at Derby County, current head coach of Helsingborgs Henrik Larsson, former Liverpool forward Dirk Kuyt and Holland international coach Ronald Koeman, as part of an initiative put together by Dutch super-agent Rob Jansen.

The group are said to be ready and waiting to take up the reigns should any clubs become available, with the current world climate believed to be taking its toll on clubs finances, especially with so much uncertainty at present.

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.”

“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.”

While I don’t wish for our club to struggle financially, the prospect of new owners, paired with the return of Bergkamp in the board room is a prospect as an Arsenal fan that is hard to overlook.

I don’t imagine that they are looking at the bigger teams however, as the values of the so-called big six are huge, but it will be an interesting project to see develop should the idea pull through.

Will this group of footballing minds be guaranteed to build a successful team?

Patrick

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2 Comments

  1. jon fox says:

    Irrespective of any truth or not in this story, and I aminclineD to believe there is intent at least, the real relevance in this article is the true statement that Prem clubs will fast shed asset value and a number of changes in ownership can confidently be predicted in the next few years. As Gooners of course we all hope for a proper human being with money to buy out Kroenke. Though proper humans who are also multi millionaires are as hard to find as hens teeth. I can think of Bill and Melinda Gates and THEN THE LIST ENDS. Don’t think either are Gooners, sadly for us.

  2. stevo says:

    The Dutch see it as a money making venture. They are are not genuinely interested in English football. Ajax is a selling club a money making club. They would use the English club to profile young cheap talent and sell on these players for large profit. Last summer their purchases totaled 59 million and their sales were 209 million including de Ligt for 85mill and de Jong for 75m. Their largest purchase was 15m.
    Don’t let the parasite Dutch in.
    let them buy a club in the Albanian league.

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