The international football market has, in recent years, demonstrated somewhat of a trend towards what many are calling a “foreign capital revolution”. The primary driving force behind this revolution being football’s recognized status as one of the most popular sports in the world, as well as its resultant potential to generate large amounts of revenue for investors. Furthermore, the growing influences of globalization, consumerism, and mass media have also played a role in expanding the appeal of owning a football club beyond traditionally domestic markets.
However, despite having the potential to enhance a club’s international profile, not all takeovers initiated by foreign entities are received by local fans with open arms. In recent years, problems such as: buying a club purely to generate a return on investment;...
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