Football: English club ‘seeks Hong Kong investor’
HONG KONG: A Hong Kong newspaper on Monday carried an advertisement claiming to be seeking an investor partner for what it said was a “famous” English football club “with a rich history”.
The club was not named and there was no immediate response to a query sent by AFP to an email address provided on the low-key advert, which appeared in the news section of the English-language daily South China Morning Post.
The advert said the club was a founder member of the Premier League, boasted a “top-class stadium” and was looking to get back in the Premier League “in the next few years”.
Birmingham City are a former Premier League club owned by Carson Yeung, who faces money-laundering charges in Hong Kong.