Sport Bild reports that the DFL are to re-engage in talks with Bundesliga and 2.Bundesliga clubs over the investor idea that was initially rejected in May.
The difference to the previous deal is that the DFL aims for a ‘light deal’. This means the sale of 7% of shares could bring in between €750m to €1b compared to the original sale of 12% in the spring.
It is likely that despite the reduction in money from the deal the original plans to divide the money would still be kept. This means 45% of the money being given to the clubs for infrastructure and free use and the other 40% going to the digitisation of the league.
In May, the previous deal failed to reach a majority to be implemented. 20 clubs had voted in favour of the deal while 11 clubs voted against the deal and five abstained. Ahead of the voting of the deal, fans across Germany consistently protested against the idea.
GGFN | Jack Meenan