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SBD Global/November 5, 2012/International Football

Mexican Billionaire Carlos Slim In Talks To Purchase La Liga Club Getafe

Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim has "planned to invest money in Spanish football," and according to sources close to the negotiations, he has chosen La Liga club Getafe, according to Tolo Leal of LIBERTADDIGITAL.com. In the upcoming days, an internal revision of the club will be done including a financial audit "to learn the economic situation" of the club. Once this is done, negotiations will get underway for the sale of the team. Slim's intention is to convert Getafe "into one of the biggest club's in Europe in a couple years" through the purchase of top players and the arrival of top talent from Mexico. Slim also wants to "promote Mexican football in Europe" and vice versa (LIBERTADDIGITAL.com, 11/1).
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