LIGUE 1 - Cambodia Prince ready to buy Saint-Etienne
Roland Romeyer will sell Saint-Étienne.
According to information reported by Le Parisien, the deal that will bring the French club into the hands of the Crown Prince of Cambodia, Norodom Ravichak, is now very close to closing.
Five months after the open letter in which he announced his intention to quit, Romeyer finally found a buyer. The sale should materialize for a figure close to €100m.
Les Verts’ board has yet to respond to the offer, which was put forward to KPMG – the firm in charge of finding a new investor, according to France Bleu – on Friday. Discussions could be set to kick off in the coming days, with the offer coming as a surprise given the current financial situation.
Norodom is said to be a avowed Francophile, with his grandfather having been a personal friend of Charles de Gaulle. The prince is a fan of football, and is reportedly looking to carry forward the long-held ties between France and Cambodia by taking over one of French football’s historic clubs.