Businessman John Textor, who owns a stake in Crystal Palace, was recently a ‘keen spectator’ at Benfica’s clash with Bayern Munich as he looks to invest in the Portuguese side.
That’s according to Correio da Manhã’s Weekend edition, who say he has already met with two Benfica vice-presidents about investing in the club.
Textor became the latest to invest in Crystal Palace earlier this year, paying nearly £90m in the club to get 18% in return.
He joined his fellow American investors and co-owners Josh Harris and David Blitzer at the club, taking a place on their board despite having initially hoped to buy the club outright.
At the time, it was reported that he had previously failed in an attempt to buy 25% of Benfica back in July of this year.
It seems he has not given up hope of getting the Portuguese club, though, with Correio da Manhã reporting he was a recent guest for the clash with Bayern Munich where he ‘enjoyed the atmosphere’ at the Estádio da Luz.
They also say that he ‘recently met’ with two Benfica vice-presidents, to whom he presented his ‘proposal’ to invest in the club.
The nature of this proposal isn’t mentioned, nor is it made clear if he wants more or less than the 25% he was chasing at one point. Either way, it seems he’s not done investing in football after securing his shares in Crystal Palace.