By Humphrey Carter

PAUL Davidson's intent to purchase a controlling stake in Real Mallorca football club for an estimated 42 million euros, has already attracted a great deal of interest in Britain.

BBC Radio Five Live described a Briton's purchase of a foreign football club as “refreshing” while interviewing a Bulletin journalist about the deal on Thursday night. “With so many foreigners buying up football clubs in Britain, it's refreshing to see a Briton taking over a foreign club,” the presenter said.
But, it is not only the sports pages of the newspapers and sections of the radio which have been covering the story this week.
Speaking on BBC Radio Five Live's Wake up to Money programme on Thursday, Davidson explained the reasons behind his move saying: “I need a shop window for my products. Football is sexy. The cash generated from the products will be spent on new players.” Davidson, nicknamed “The Plumber” and famous ever since his long running dispute with the Financial Services Authority, is now moving from Prestbury to live here in Majorca after the £40m float of his Fluid Leader business on the Plus market.

Apart from buying the football club, he was also house hunting on the island.
The story has not only been seized on in the UK.
Davidson's intent to purchase a 90 percent stake in the club by September 1 has been reported on in newspapers from Canada, to South Africa and Australia.

And he will be pleased with the coverage considering his primary aim is to transform Real Mallorca into a global brand name for a wide range of products, including his pipe, which he intends to market world wide to generate funds to propel the club to success on the pitch and also transform the stadium while boosting match attendance figures.


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