While foreign investors are continuously looking to purchase clubs in the Premier League, it seems British ones are starting to widen their horizons in search of their next project.
This is what has happened in Italy, as earlier this month, it was confirmed Palermo were being sold for a ‘symbolic price of €10” to Global Future Sports & Entertainments.
While some details in the takeover still need to be ironed out, there were promises of investment being put in the squad, and the first target has appeared: Leeds’ Kemar Roofe.
According to BlogSicilia (and yes, we are aware of the source, but it’s a first timer so we always give them a chance), the Serie B side have made contact with the Championship club regarding the striker’s situation.
Currently Marcelo Bielsa’s top scorer in all competitions, the 25-year-old is said to be valued at around €5-6m by Leeds (which seems a bit low), meaning a transfer would probably make more sense in the summer.
With Palermo currently sitting three points clear in Italy’s second tier with a game in hand on second placed Lecce, all signs point to them getting promoted, meaning Roofe could easily feature in Serie A next year should he choose the move.
As we said, it’s an untested source so we’ll have to wait and see if more comes from this, but, if true, this could mean British investors giving English players more of a chance abroad.