Cardiff City owner is delving further into Europe as he reportedly eyes another takeover.
Controversial Malaysian Vincent Tan is reportedly eyeing the takeover of Portuguese side Beira-Mar to add to his list of business endorsements.
Tan infamously took over Cardiff in 2010, and changed the clubs crest and playing strip to ‘lucky’ red in 2012, a decision that remains vastly unpopular with the fan-base.
The Malaysian also completed the takeover of Bosnian outfit FK Sarajevo last Christmas, and immediately sacked the manager at the club despite them being in contention for the league.
Now Tan is reported to be on the verge of his third club, with second-tier Portuguese side Beira-Ma being the subject of a takeover.
It has been suggested that Tan will use Beira-Ma to provide a partnership with Cardiff City, and allow for their most talented players’ to be loaned out to the Bluebirds in a bid to get them back into the Premier League.
Watford have produced a similar system in recent years, where their owners the Pozzo family also run Udinese and Granada FC, and have taken on many of their talented squad on loan deals.
Despite Tan’s jaded reputation with the Cardiff City fan-base, he still continues to provide the budget that sets them apart from the majority of the Championship. His funds, along with over £100m in television and Premier League payments, see the Bluebirds as the front-runners to win promotion back to the top-flight next season.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already exploited some of the funds available to him, as he recently lured four players to the Welsh capital in Javi Guerra, Federico Macheda, Adam Le Fondre and Guido Burgstaller.
More cash will also be heading Cardiff’s way this summer, as they look sure to sell the likes of David Marshall, Gary Medel and Steven Caulker. Striker Fraizer Campbell is also on the cusp of joining Leicester City for a fee of £800,000.
It seems Tan’s bid to make Cardiff successful is never ending, as he now reportedly looks to exploit the loan system when owning several football clubs.