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Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Considering £1 Billion Bid For Premier League Club

Jack Kenmare

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Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Considering £1 Billion Bid For Premier League Club

The Premier League currently houses a host of the world's richest business people.

From Manchester City's Sheikh Mansour to Leicester City's Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, these guys have an estimated worth of billions.

Mansour is reportedly worth £20 billion, but none of the above come close to the Chief Executive officer and founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, who is reportedly involved in a 'secretive American investment firm' called Iconiq Capital.

So what has this got to do with football?

Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg

Iconiq Capital manages the wealth of a number of Silicon Valley billionaires, including Zuckerberg, and they have reportedly held talks with a number of buyout firms about a possible bid for Tottenham Hotspur.

The Times report that the bid is said to be worth a staggering £1 billion, but Tottenham owner Joe Lewis wants £2 billion for the club.

According to the report, Iconiq made a £882.6 million bid for Spurs but owner Lewis turned it down.

They were previously in talks with the club in 2014.

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UPDATE:

Spurs have now released a statement playing down reports regarding offers of interest in the club.

In the statement, the board declared that Spurs are 'not in any discussions relating to a takeover offer for the club'

This isn't the first time Zuckerberg has been involved in football headlines. In 2016, The CEO of Facebook challenged Barcelona star Neymar to a game of keepy-uppys.

Zuckerberg challenged Neymar to beat him on a game hidden behind the football emoji on the Facebook messenger app.

The 32-year-old Billionaire called the Barcelona forward out in a Facebook video:


Back in 2014, another American company Cain Hoy pulled out of any takeover bid for Tottenham Hotspur.

Do you think Tottenham should sell up to Zuckerberg's Iconiq Capital?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Jack Kenmare
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