FSG and Michael Edwards could look to buy Ligue 1 side Toulouse

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Liverpool’s owners FSG and incoming CEO of Football Michael Edwards are reportedly weighing up the possibility of buying Ligue 1 side Toulouse.

There is soon to be a period of huge change at Anfield, with Jurgen Klopp departing as manager at the end of the season, following nearly nine years in the role.

The search is on to find the perfect successor for the legendary German, but away from the managerial situation, other changes are also happening.

Edwards has been appointed as Liverpool’s new CEO of Football, having done a famously brilliant job as sporting director in the past, while Richard Hughes will arrive in that role in the summer.

Mark Burchill will also come in from Bournemouth alongside Hughes, with the former Scotland international striker coming in as the Reds’ new chief scout.

It looks as though FSG are looking to make a major investment away from Liverpool, however, and Football Insider report that owners FSG and Edwards will explore the possibility of buying Toulouse:

“Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group and new football chief Michael Edwards are exploring a deal to buy Ligue 1 side Toulouse, sources have told Football Insider. Talks over a potential buyout have been held as the US-based investment group look to build a multi-club network.

“Toulouse and Liverpool are already linked – with the French club’s 85% owners RedBird Capital holding an 11% stake in FSG. Damien Comolli, transfer chief at Anfield between 2010 and 2012, is the president of the French club after being appointed following RedBird’s takeover.”

Our thoughts on FSG potentially buying Toulouse…

This sounds like a bold investment by FSG, as they look to grow even further as a force, and the fact that there are already links between Liverpool and Toulouse can arguably only be a good thing.

That being said, not all football fans are admirers of multi-club ownership such as Manchester City’s City Football Group, for example, who have turned their other investments into feeder clubs for the reigning Premier League champions.

Ultimately, many fans will be happy if a deal to purchase Toulouse ultimately benefits Liverpool in a financial sense, but FSG need to go about their business in the right way and not turn the Reds into something they are not, losing the club’s soul in the process.

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