Rocco B. Commisso is on the verge of owning two soccer teams. (FrontRowSoccer.com Photo)
By Michael Lewis
It’s easy to put the pieces together.
Reports emanate out of Italy recently that Cosmos owner Rocco B. Commisso had put in a $150 million bid to purchase ACF Fiorentina of Serie A.
The club calls an extraordinary board of directors meeting on Saturday in which the entire board resigns.
News reports continue that the deal is getting closer.
On Sunday, Commisso traveled to his native country, arriving at Milan airport on Sunday.
Now, do you think he is there on vacation with all that information?
Are those enough clues for you?
If the deal wasn’t this close, Commisso would not have traveled across the Atlantic Ocean with some of his most trusted advisors.
It’s close, it’s very close.
Heck, I wouldn’t be surprised if the deal isn’t finalized this week, even as early as today.
From what I heard, Commisso will keep his beloved Cosmos, whom he saved from soccer oblivion in 2017. So, he will become the owner of two soccer teams.
It will be interesting to see what sort of synergy there might be between the two clubs. Perhaps Fiorentina will put a player or two on loan with the National Premiers Soccer League club, which will play in the NPSL Founders Cup starting in August.
Commisso is on the verge of becoming the latest American to own a soccer club in Europe.