A-League Side Brisbane Roar Rejects A$10M Offer From Russian Consortium
A-League side Brisbane Roar owner the Bakrie Group "rejected an offer" of more than A$10M ($7.8M) from a Russian consortium wanting to buy the three-time A-League champion, according to Marco Monteverde of the Brisbane COURIER-MAIL. Negotiations between the Bakries and the consortium, which is being represented by Sydney-based player agent Buddy Farah, "have been going on for three weeks." The consortium’s third, and "seemingly final offer" of A$10M-plus -- "in line with the market value of A-League clubs" -- was turned down on Saturday by the Bakries, who are "understood to want double that money to sell the Roar." Farah said, "I represent serious investors with big experience in football and business." It is "likely" the Russian investors will seek to inject their money into another A-League club after "again being turned away by the Roar." Farah reportedly spoke directly to Indonesia-based Roar Owner Nirwan Bakrie and had meetings with club Chair Rahim Soekasah (COURIER-MAIL, 10/21).