Pozzo Out

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by RookeryLad, Sep 21, 2019.

  1. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

  2. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    Anthony Joshua’s representatives hold talks over Watford investment
    By Adam Leventhal and Matt Slater
    2h ago
    Financial experts working with two-time heavyweight champion boxer Anthony Joshua have held exploratory talks with Watford over an investment in the club, The Athletic can exclusively reveal.

    Although not directly involved in discussions himself Joshua, 34, was approached about the possibility of becoming involved in the Championship club and talks are said to have been at “entry level”.

    The proposal that was discussed is undisclosed at this stage, but it’s known that Watford have held discussions with other parties regarding a minority stake in the club. Watford value the club in the region of £150million to £175m ($191m to $223m).

    ‘AJ’ — as he is commonly known — has a net worth of approximately £150m to £200m ($191m to $254m) according to the 2024 Sunday Times Rich List, and strong connections to the club. He was born at Watford General Hospital next to the club’s Vicarage Road ground, grew up in North Watford on the Meriden Estate and went to school in nearby Kings Langley.

    “An investment business which has brought Anthony investment opportunities in the past was approached and held an entry level discussion about an opportunity with Watford Football Club,” a spokesperson for Joshua told The Athletic. “This was an initial chat without even a discussion over due diligence which so often kills these types of deal.”

    While the discussions are an indication that the club is actively seeking new investment, it appears Joshua’s focus — at this stage — remains on his current profession.

    EDIT: That's not the full article but I am not subscribing to the NY Times.

  3. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    He's offered to fight Deeney for heavyweight champion of the Vic.
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  4. ITK platypus

    ITK platypus Squad Player

    Would be pretty cool if AJ was involved with the club, but didn't think he was a Watford fan.

    I'm hoping he fights at the Vic one day!
  5. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever Administrator Staff Member

    No someone said he didn’t even really like football as such .
  6. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever Administrator Staff Member

  7. Chumlax

    Chumlax Squad Player

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  8. BeersThen

    BeersThen Reservist

    They're quite keen to engage with us though if we stick our hands in our pocket and 'invest'.
  9. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Squad Player

  10. Hornets81

    Hornets81 Academy Graduate

    @Jumbolina I bet you're thinking long and hard about your decision not to give Pozzo any more money now
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