Former Liverpool hero in bid to take over EFL side

Dirk Kuyt is one of a trio of world stars who wants to take over the running of League One side Wycombe Wanderers according to an article by The Athletic.

Wycombe fans are set to vote on the proposed investment by American Rob Couhig in the coming days, with a 75% majority needed to usher in the new investment. They’re a supporter-owned club who must make collective decisions.

Manager Gareth Ainsworth is firmly behind the new investment coming in, but he may have some interesting bosses if a different proposed takeover occurs. Kuyt, along with Henrik Larsson and Dennis Bergkamp, was part of a consortium eager to invest in the Chairboys.

They’re a group of former players looking to have the same influence on a club as Gray Neville and the class of ’92 at Salford. The report states that the group have already been in contact with Wycombe’s chairman Trevor Stroud.

Their plans include wiping out Wanderers’ current debts and overhauling their academy, as well as making a significant investment in the club’s future.


Our View

This is a ‘too good to be true’ moment, surely? A rich American battling three megastars of the world game for control of a club whose budget would be National League if they kept on their current trajectory?

Wycombe are an attractive prospect though. They’re within easy commute of London, have a good playing squad and a decent ground and have started the season well.

The supporter’s there won’t know what to vote on for the best; the Couhig vote is coming up soon and this might serve as a distraction they don’t need.

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