Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson could be heading to English football club if takeover bid involving Ray Winstone is accepted
DWAYNE “The Rock” Johnson is in line to develop into concerned with an English football club if a takeover bid involving Ray Winstone is accepted, experiences counsel.
The wrestler-turned-Hollywood powerhouse has develop into a family title everywhere in the world, with starring roles in various hit motion pictures in addition to his iconic profession within the WWE.
However, the Black Adam star, 51 – who was Instagram’s highest-earning celeb final 12 months – could now be set to forged a watch in the direction of English football.
It comes amid a takeover bid for National League facet Southend United involving fellow Hollywood star Winstone, as reported by The Athletic.
Winstone’s involvement comes from a bidder for the Shrimpers, Kristofer Tremaine, who is on the board of Integral Sports Management, an company co-founded by Winstone and ex-broker Gary Pettit in 2019.
Tremaine is the chief govt of Kimura Capital and alongside chief monetary officer Simon Jackson, is heading a bid to purchase Southend from Ron Martin.
If this bid is profitable, it could see Sexy Beast star Winstone, 66, be a part of the club’s board.
Martin has been the bulk proprietor of Southend for 25 years, however put the club up on the market in March earlier than narrowly avoiding liquidation after settling a £2million tax invoice.
However, a winding-up petition adopted shortly after, with Martin now needing to discover a additional £275,000 earlier than July 12 or let another person settle the invoice.
Amid the takeover discuss, the Southend Echo report Kimura Capital have made contact with Johnson’s manufacturing firm, Seven Bucks Production.
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The agency is mentioned to be desirous about producing a documentary on the club ought to the takeover undergo.
It comes after National League champions Wrexham have been introduced by Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenny, bringing publicity to the club with their “Welcome to Wrexham” documentary.
Southend, who completed eighth within the fifth tier this season – narrowly lacking the play-offs – have confirmed curiosity from three events.
A club assertion learn: “Following latest hypothesis surrounding the sale of the Club, we will verify that Non Disclosure Agreements with three events and Heads of Terms have been issued.
“However, at this time, none of the interested parties have been granted a period of exclusivity.”
New homeowners of the club will tackle a brand new stadium mission which Martin has been attempting to fulfil at some point of his tenure.
Planning permission for a 21,000-seater stadium was granted in 2020 earlier than monetary points pressured the plan to be revised.
Final approval for a 16,000-capacity floor has not been granted but.