Mesut Ozil is apparently set to invest in the Mexican football club, Necaxa, along with Eva Longoria and Kate Upton.

Chivas Jesus Angulo C celebrates after scoring against Necaxa, during their Guardianes 2021 tournament at the Akron stadium in Guadalajara, Mexico, 13 February 2021. Chivas - Necaxa Copyright: Francisco Guasco
Chivas Jesus Angulo C celebrates after scoring against Necaxa, during their Guardianes 2021 tournament at the Akron stadium in Guadalajara, Mexico, 13 February 2021. Chivas – Necaxa Copyright: Francisco Guasco

Yep, you read that right. No, I don’t know what Eva Longoria and Kate Upton are doing investing in a side that sits bottom of the Mexican league, but I’d assume it’s with a view to making money.

The unlikely trio are part of a consortium that has been put together to buy half the club’s shares. Others involved include Upton’s husband, baseball’s Justin Verlander, along with Al Tylis and Sam Porter, real estate investors.

FIFPro World XI Team the Year 2016 Selfie presenter Marco Schreyl Goalkeeper Goalkeeper Manuel later FC Bavaria Munich Germany Daniel Alves Juventus Turin Brazil U.S. Actress Eva Longoria Sergio Ramos Real Madrid Spain Marcelo Real Madrid Brazil Luka Modric Real Madrid Croatia Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Portugal and Toni Kroos v left Real Madrid Germany with Cups
FIFPro World XI Team the Year 2016 Selfie presenter Marco Schreyl Goalkeeper Goalkeeper Manuel later FC Bavaria Munich Germany Daniel Alves Juventus Turin Brazil U.S. Actress Eva Longoria Sergio Ramos Real Madrid Spain Marcelo Real Madrid Brazil Luka Modric Real Madrid Croatia Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Portugal and Toni Kroos v left Real Madrid Germany with Cups

“We are planning to be partners with a group with an extensive experience in soccer and in management of top clubs at an international level,” a statement issued by Necaxa read.

“This agreement will strengthen our institution and take it to the next level.

“Club Necaxa will continue to operate under the same administration that took over in 2014 promoting the team from the second division and consolidating its position in the first division.”

August 5, 2018 - Los Angeles, California, U.S - Model, Kate Upton attends the game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros on Sunday August 5, 2018 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. Dodgers defeat Astros, 3-2. Kate Upton at Dodgers vs Astros Game - Copyright: Javier Rojas
August 5, 2018 – Los Angeles, California, U.S – Model, Kate Upton attends the game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros on Sunday August 5, 2018 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. Dodgers defeat Astros, 3-2. Kate Upton at Dodgers vs Astros Game – Copyright: Javier Rojas

Necaxa are based in the Mexican city of Aguascalientes in the Free and Sovereign State of Aguascalientes. There are approximately 1.4m inhabitants of the city whose name translates into ‘hot waters’ and is considered one of the safest in the country.

They were first formed in Mexico City in 1923 but moved almost 500km in 2003 to relocate when the Estadio Victoria opened.

Necaxa play in red and white but it is more of the Stoke variety than Arsenal.

As for Mesut Ozil, you can see how it’s going for him in Turkey here.

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