American investors will take over Club Necaxa next season
Mesut Özil and Major League Soccer side D.C. United are among the group of investors that will own 50 percent of the Liga MX club.
The Liga MX announced on Monday that a group of American investors will take over half of Club Necaxa, but current owner Ernesto Tinajero would have the last say in the decisions of the franchise. Mesut Özil, Major League Soccer side D.C. United and Swansea City are among the group of investors that will own 50 percent of the Liga MX club.
Tinajero is the current president since buying the team in 2014, so he will own the other 50 percent of Necaxa and will have the last say in all the decisions regarding the club. The Liga MX released a statement about the new investors that will take over half of the team.
“Today it is a historic day for our club, our fans and sports in Mexico in general. This type of investment led by people with extensive experience in international sport will undoubtedly benefit all of Mexican football.”
Necaxa has been around in Mexican football since 1923 (97 years) and they have won the league title three times (1995, 1996 and 1998) during their glory years in the late 90s. They have also won 8 Copa MS and 2 Campeón de Campeones. Unfortunately, they finished in last place with 8 points and only 2 victories after 17 games during the 2021 Guardianes tournament.