Bloody hell, I'm off to the bank to borrow £34million. I'm selling my property portfolio too, drawing out the cash I have in banks and building societies and putting the wife and daughter on the game to make up the difference. £35million to buy a 35% stake in a club that is going to be worth £700million in five years' time? This has to be the greatest investment since Google floated! After 5 years, my initial investment will be worth £245million!
So, hang on, I'm doing the sums here, I borrow £34,000,000 at 10% and after compound interest I owe £54,750,000 at the end of the 5 years. So, I can look for a quick sale and part with my stake for £150million - which represents a fantastic deal for the buyer - clear the debt and leave myself a cool £95milllion profit! And for doing what? Diddly squat! Lovely jubberly!
But I will have to get in quick because there will be investors queuing around the block! What could go wrong for God's sake? Well, apart from the team crashing out of the Premiership of course!
It does make you wonder why Sullivan & Gold haven't pumped £20million or so into buying players with the quality to keep us in the division doesn't it? And you might also wonder why they're not buying the rest of the club themselves. Unless, of course, the figures being bandied around are pie in the sky.
There's a thought.