Reports Indicate Beckham, Lalas Looking To Acquire Controlling Interest In Malaga
According to a report, David Beckham is set to acquire a controlling interest of La Liga club Malaga, according to Marta Abarrio of EL MUNDO. The bad economic situation that the club is facing, which has forced them to sell the majority of its best players, has forced Owner Sheikh Abdullah Al-Thani to "put his shares on the market." The former England captain "could acquire" 75% of the Spanish club in association with former L.A. Galaxy President Alexi Lalas. In return, Al-Thani will receive shares owned by the two "in companies and clubs with Middle Eastern origins." Malaga VP Moayad Shatat said that "he had not heard of such operation" (EL MUNDO, 9/10).