Report: Red Bull were interested in Nottingham Forest takeover

Nottingham Forest owner Fawaz Al Hasawi

Fawaz Al-Hasawi's demands reportedly put off the energy drink company.

Nottingham Forest Chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi (L)Nottingham Forest Chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi (L)

Red Bull have reportedly shown an interest in taking over at Championship giants Nottingham Forest - as reported by the Guardian.

The Austrian energy drink company currently own football clubs in Salzburg, New York and Leipzig – with England long on their radar in order to develop their football brand. They of course also have plenty of stature in motorsport and extreme sports.

Nottingham Forest owner Fawaz Al HasawiNottingham Forest owner Fawaz Al Hasawi

The Guardian report that the company, who have previously been linked with a takeover at Leeds United, expressed an interest in potentially taking over at the City Ground.

However, no takeover from Red Bull looks likely.

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The report claims they turned their noses up at the demands of current controversial owner Fawaz Al Hasawi. He was said to want 20 per cent of future profits – which they were not willing to consider.


Forest fans will probably be pleased Red Bull did not buy the club, considering the controversy they have caused at their other clubs in Europe regarding stadium and club name changes. But they would like to see the back of Al-Hasawi.

He remains in talks with American John Moores, owner of the San Diego Padres baseball franchise, and his consortium about a potential takeover and Forest fans will be hoping something positive comes out of that.

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