Pozzos selling Granada

Discussion in 'Pozzo's Place' started by Lloyd, Feb 4, 2016.

  1. Lloyd

    Lloyd Reservist

    Apologies if this is old news - I was unaware of it.

    Buried deep within an article on Pep Guardiola's massively successful football agent brother, Pere, in today's Telegraph it states that "He (Pere) is brokering a deal for the Pozzo family to sell Granada to a consortium from Asia."

    I wonder if this explains why they were so keen to get Penaranda on to our books
     
  2. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    They have denied it however the drum keeps beating. Either that's down to lazy journalists or 'no smoke without fire', I don't think we know for sure.
     
  3. You do have to wonder about the no smoke without fire thing :confused:
     
  4. Godfather

    Godfather bricklayer extraordinaire

    Been scotched by the owners already ... business with Pere yes but it's not selling him Granada CF
     
  5. hornetgags

    hornetgags McMuff's lovechild

    Apparently negotiating wih Chinese investors for commercial rights next season.

    Doubt there's anything in it seeing as South Americans only have to wait 2 years for Spanish citizenship, not the standard 5.
     
  6. Lloyd

    Lloyd Reservist

    Interesting feedback. Thanks gents
     
  7. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    As already stated, the Pozzos have denied it and said it was just a case of them receiving an offer and turning it down. The Pozzos don't have a track record of lying through their teeth in public, so I'd be inclined to put this down to shoddy journalism.
     
  8. Clive_ofthe_Kremlin

    Clive_ofthe_Kremlin Squad Player

    Now the Pozzo's haven't denied it. They want to pour all the sugar on us Hornets...

    "Speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport, Gianpaolo Pozzo was asked about the future of Granada, and whether the club will still be sold. Pozzo said in order for the club to compete with clubs like Sevilla then they must consider selling. The Watford owner believes if purchased by Chinese businessmen then this can be achieved.

    "We can no longer suffer. Granada must become like Sevilla, and we can’t do it. The possibility exists that if purchased by the Chinese there are guarantees this can happen," said Pozzo on the future of Granada.

    With the prospect of Granada being sold this could benefit Watford as more focus is likely to be put on the Premier League side. The Pozzo family have invested millions into the club since they arrived in England, and now they’ve consolidated their place in the Premier League they’ll want to push on next season."
     
  9. El distraído

    El distraído Johnny Foreigner

    Do you have a link?
     
  10. El distraído

    El distraído Johnny Foreigner

  11. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    Probably explains why they've been asset stripping Grenada's up and coming players and tying them to us.
     
  12. Guy

    Guy Squad Player

    Don't think selling Granada will necessary be a benefit. Doesn't having Granada allow South Americans to gain work permits before onward movement to Udinese or ourselves and isn't the chance of playing for a choice of three clubs better than for two
     
  13. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    It does benefit, however what's not to say whether there would be a clause in the sale to still deal with Watford and Udinese regarding loans.
     
  14. Levon

    Levon Squad Player

    If they sell Granada, they'll probably just buy Hercules and do it all over again.
     
  15. The reality is if the kids are strong enough prospects they have no trouble getting a work permit here in the UK. Pennyrandy will walk a work permit - young, world class prospect, already a full cap
     
  16. El distraído

    El distraído Johnny Foreigner

    Catch up mate! I've been banging this drum since Christmas ;)

    If you read the interview with Pozzo, he explains that in order for Granada to reach Sevilla's level, they will have to sell as they just don't have the time to spend on Granada. It's a pretty noble thing to say in my opinion, and the right one. Granada deserve the best and I'm sure that Pozzo won't even consider selling unless he's certain that the other party are honest, footballing and business-minded people.
     
  17. El distraído

    El distraído Johnny Foreigner

    Roji - Do you have any idea on the names of the Chinese that are interested in buying Granada?
     
  18. sherlock

    sherlock Tippytappy footy expert

  19. Trolling for racist answers.. but ok I'll bite

    The money man behind the deal is called Mo Neh
     
  20. El distraído

    El distraído Johnny Foreigner

  21. AndrewH63

    AndrewH63 Reservist

    Perhaps this is Watfords future too. Own it for ten years build it up and sell on for a massive profit to invest in Udinese? On the other hand if English Premiership income keeps out stripping that in Italy, you can see Watford being the economic powerhouse of a mutually beneficial partnership between the two clubs. The money Watford can generate in the Premiership, I believe, outstrips the Granada benefit to Udinese of being an incubator of young South American talent.
     
  22. El distraído

    El distraído Johnny Foreigner

    That's the nail on the head. There's just too much money in the PL for Pozzo to ever consider selling IMO. The revenue from the TV deal will fuel the Pozzo empire for years to come, it just wouldn't make sense to sell Watford.

    Once Granada are sold, I can see Pozzo spending a few years stablising Watford and equipping Udinese with the tools it needs to get back to its former height before he makes a move on another European club. If I were a betting man, I'd say a 1st/2nd division Belgian club.
     
  23. TomH

    TomH First Year Pro

    I may be being daft and idealistic but you never know things like the Gino banner and the moments created at Watford since they’ve been here and the growing atmosphere and passion created with the help of 1881 they may have fallen for the club beyond purely it being purely business for the empire/Udinese’s future. Correct me if I’m wrong but I don’t believe that happened too much at Granada and obviously Gino is living over here and attending games regularly.

    It sounds like they simply cannot justify the continued outlay and effort it takes to maintain Granada anymore which has perhaps been highlighted by the windfall received from us everything from TV money, prize money and commercial deals will be far greater.

    I imagine it’ll be quite beneficial for us as the Pozzos will have even more resource for us and Udinese and I’m sure they’ve already figured how to approach the work permit situation for South Americans. Even without buying a new club you imagine they’ll sign a ‘feeder’ club for this ala Chelsea with Vitesse type situation.

    Shall we give them Jurado as a leaving present…?
     
  24. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    Agreed.

    Gino is very hands on, and I imagine his Dad was too.

    I don't think he trusts that Granada will make any significant progress with only half an eye on it. The cost of relegation would significantly reduce its value, and La Liga is starting to become more competitive financially making it a great buy for a prospective Chinese investor.

    Doing things the right way or not at all seems to have got the Pozzos this far. I'd like to keep Granada, but who is to question their decision if they do not.
     
  25. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

  26. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    I reckon Bournemouth's crack financial team will outbid the Chinese and buy Granada.
     
  27. PowerJugs

    PowerJugs Doyley Fanatic

    I imagine they'll get good value for it.
     
  28. Hornetzzz

    Hornetzzz First Year Pro

  29. zztop

    zztop Eurovision Winner 2015

    Is it confirmed then, or just a continuation of the rumour?
     
  30. Nnnn

    Nnnn First Team

  31. Jellyman

    Jellyman Squad Player

    Why on earth would we sign Rochina?
     
  32. feliuk

    feliuk First Year Pro

  33. Nnnn

    Nnnn First Team

    I've seen a lot of Granada this season & he's been easily one of their stand-out best players. Apart from that, no reason.
     
  34. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    El Arabi is supposed to be quite crap from what I've heard though.

    Apparently the Pozzos are keeping a stake in the club so should be useful for loans etc
     
  35. ForzaWatford

    ForzaWatford Squad Player

    37 million euros seems like nothing. Thats around £28 million. That means you can buy a La Liga club for the price of one Romelu Lukaku. Mad.
     

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