Consortium makes 3.5m takeover bid to buy Premiership club

A consortium of Irish businessmen have made an offer of more than £3.5 million to buy Premiership strugglers London Irish as part of a takeover to secure the club’s long-term future.

Telegraph Sport, who broke the news on Sunday night, has revealed the takeover would also lead to multi-million-pound investment.


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It is understood the consortium is made up of five businessmen, three of whom are based in Ireland, and that the offer was formally discussed with the club’s representatives at a solicitor’s office in London on Thursday.

The formal offer is understood to have been made just before Christmas and the consortium is now awaiting a response from the London Irish board. If it is positive, the takeover is ready to be completed within a couple of weeks according to one source.

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