Mesut Ozil has teamed up with Eva Longoria and Kate Upton to purchase a stake in Mexican club Necaxa
Ex-Arsenal ace Mesut Ozil teams up with Hollywood star Eva Longoria and model Kate Upton in a star-studded consortium looking to buy a 50 percent stake in Mexican club Necaxa from the bottom of the table
- Mesut Ozil is part of a star-studded group looking to buy a 50 percent stake in Necaxa
- Hollywood actress Eva Longoria and model Kate Upton are part of the consortium
- Two real estate investors are reportedly part of the group closing a deal
- They will take a 50 percent stake in the struggling LigaMX club and invest
- Necaxa acknowledged the deal in a statement, but it has not yet been ratified
- The Aguascalientes-based club is currently at the bottom of the Mexican rankings
Mesut Ozil has teamed up with American actress Eva Longoria and model Kate Upton to invest in Mexican football club Necaxa.
The pair are part of a star-studded consortium reportedly bringing in nearly half of the club’s shares.
Sporty said former Arsenal playmaker Özil, now at Turkish club Fenerbahce, the glamorous Hollywood film and TV star Longoria – weho has Mexican roots – Upton and her husband Justin Verlander, her baseball pitcher, and real estate investors Al Tylis and Sam Porter, were with the group involved in the purchase of shares.
Fenerbahce and former Arsenal star Mesut Ozil are reportedly part of a celebrity-filled investment group looking to acquire a 50 percent stake in Mexican club Necaxa.
American model Kate Upton and her husband, baseball star Justin Verlander, are also part
Hollywood film and television star Eva Longoria is also part of the investment group
In a statement, Necaxa said the group was simply investing in the club and there would be no change of ownership.
Necaxa acknowledged that an agreement in principle had been reached with an investment group, although the deal has yet to be ratified by the owner and the Mexican football federation.
‘We plan to partner with a group with extensive experience in football and in the management of top clubs at the international level’, statement read.
“This agreement will strengthen our institution and take it to the next level.
Necaxa players are celebrating a recent win over Juarez – but they are currently at the bottom of the table
“Club Necaxa will continue to operate under the same administration that took over in 2014 to promote the second division team and consolidate its position in the first division.”
Based in the central Mexican city of Aguascalientes, Necaxa has won the championship three times in their history.
They won the 1999 CONCACAF Champions League, which gave them access to Brazil’s first FIFA Club World Cup competition.
Model and actress Upton, pictured at the Venice Film Festival, is part of the investment group
Longoria has Mexican roots and is one of several investors involved in Necaxa’s stock deal
In the group stage, they drew 1-1 with European champions Manchester United in a match in which David Beckham was sent off.
They are currently at the bottom of the Mexican LigaMX with just 10 points from their first 14 games.