TSV 1860 Munich investor Hasan Ismaik invited journalists from Munich local media (unfortunately not us) to his Thames overlooking hotel suite at London’s Corinthia Hotel over this past weekend in order to explain his point of view on some recent developments at Munich’s second most popular football club.
Apparently the Jordanian was approached on at least two occasions and has received at least two offers for his share at the TSV. The highest and most recent offer was 18 million euros, he told the Munich local journalists. There has been speculation that a wealthy Munich family from the automotive industry was interested in buying his 60 percent share of the first football team to bring a Bundesliga title to the Bavarian capital. 18 million is the exact amount Ismaik paid for the 60 percent in 2011. But he insists on having invested a total of 38.3 million euros in the club thus far, roughly 20 million of which were loans to the club. He suggested that he might be willing to sell at that price.
The Munich family rumoured to be behind the 18 million euros offer are the Porsche’s, but the family has denied their involvement according to “dieblaue24”. Meanwhile, a poll by “dieblaue24”, which included 4,500 fans of the Lion’s, showed that 90 percent of them would like to see Ismaik gone.