In statements, Friday, to the well-known US financial agency Bloomberg, digital entrepreneur John Textor addressed negotiations to invest in SAD in Benfica.
“It was a long courtship period for this to work and I hope so,” said the American, noting, however, that he would only advance if there was a perfect match of ideas with the red management: “I don’t want to enter the club’s capital if the management is not fully aligned with our vision to strengthen Benfica”.
John Textor, who owns stakes in Botafogo (Brazil), Crystal Palace (England) and RWD Molenbeek (Belgium), was not interested if negotiations with the Eagles failed: “If not Benfica, I am committed to investing in Portugal. »
It is reported that the 56-year-old American, born in the US state of Missouri, was named in 2016, by the magazine. Forbes As a “Hollywood virtual reality expert”, he has already made an agreement with Jose Antonio dos Santos, better known as chicken king, to acquire a stake in Benfica, a deal that initially provided for the purchase of 25% of SAD shares from the Portuguese shareholder, a value that has decreased, however, to 16%, according to information recently sent to the Securities Commission Furniture CMVM).
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