Spezia latest Serie A club to accept US takeover


Spezia grew to become the fifth Serie A club to be under American ownership after announcing on Thursday a takeover by businessman Robert Platek and his relatives.

The Italian outfit, declared bankrupt in 2008, be a part of Roma, Fiorentina, AC Milan and Parma in getting owned or aspect-owned by American corporations or men and women.

They have been relegated to the fifth tier owing to their economical issues ahead of achieving the top flight for the initial time this year.

“It has been our long-held ambition to locate the appropriate possibility to spouse with a exclusive club in Italy,” the Platek household claimed in a assertion.

“We are humbled by this possibility to become stewards of the club.

“As a relatives, we are happy to participate in a smaller part in supporting the crew to increase, reach even further good results and make the fans very pleased.”

In accordance to Italian media, the Plateks paid close to 25 million euros ($30.3 million) for the facet, sitting down 16th area in the table.

Spezia claimed it was a private expense by the Plateks and has no hyperlink to MSD funds, a fund began by technology big Michael Dell, irrespective of Robert’s placement in the company.

Robert Platek is also the greater part shareholder of Danish leading-tier outfit SonderjyskE.

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