David Beckham buys Salford City stake and makes Class of 92 majority owners

first_imgDavid Beckham has become a shareholder in Salford City, taking a 10% stake and so joining Gary and Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt and Paul Scholes as Class of 92 owners.Beckham’s acquisition of his stake from Peter Lim makes the Class of 92 majority shareholders, the Singapore businessman retaining 40%. Don’t blame Salford City for spending. Blame the archaic promotion system Beckham said: “It’s a proud moment for me to join Peter Lim and the Class of 92 lads as an owner of Salford City. My early years in Manchester were spent in Salford – I grew up there in many ways – so to be able to finally join the lads today is a great feeling. Salford City has achieved so much success in a short space of time, the fans are incredible and I’m really excited to be spending more time in Salford again.”The Class of 92 said: “From the very beginning we wanted David to be involved and be with us on this incredible journey; however circumstances and commitments didn’t allow that. Now the time is right and its another exciting chapter in Salford City’s history. It is important to emphasise that nothing will change in the day-to-day operations but to have us all together was always the vision.”The Class of 92 bought the club in 2014 with Salford in the Northern Premier League Division One North. The club became full-time in 2017 and play in the National League following three promotions. They are one point off top spot, with the division’s winners earning automatic promotion to League Two. David Beckham Share on Messenger Share on Pinterest Topics Salford City Share via Emailcenter_img Share on LinkedIn Share on Facebook Read more Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp news Reuse this contentlast_img read more

21 hours agoREVEALED: Man City rejected Bernardo Silva as teen

first_imgREVEALED: Man City rejected Bernardo Silva as teenby Paul Vegas21 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveBernardo Silva was rejected by Manchester City as a teenager.Super agent Jorge Mendes touted the Portuguese star when he was an emerging force at Benfica but City opted not to make a move. In an extract from the book ‘Pep’s City: The making of a Superteam’ published by Goal, it was revealed that Mendes had said: “You need to realise that Bernardo’s going to become the best in the world.”He eventually joined the club for £43m. Silva, 25, has emerged as one of City’s most important players and was nominated on the long list for this year’s Ballon d’Or. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more