The last great business of Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez: to buy the Mets | People

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Have it all: fame, success, wealth, love and glamour. But Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez want to have something more: the New York Mets. The couple formed by the exdeportista and the singer and actress trying to fulfill a dream and be done with one of the teams in baseball —the sport to which he devoted himself professionally for decades— more important in the world.

Lopez, 50, and Rodriguez, 44, are trying to make with the team. However, despite their fortunes, can’t buy it alone, since the club is valued at approximately 2,400 million euros. There who are looking for financial support through the investment company JP Morgan, according to the magazine People quoting other sources such as magazine shows Variety.

The couple could not buy directly from the sport entity, but would have to bid for the same through an auction, as explained by these means. Between the two accumulated an estimated fortune of around 650 million euros.

The baseball team new york belongs now to Fred Wilpon, a builder real estate, whose family announced last December that it intended to sell the 80% of the same to the philanthropist and manager, Steve Cohen, said Variety. However, a couple of months after the transaction did not came to a good port, after an offer of 2,600 million dollars (nearly 2,400 million euros). According to estee middle, now the couple is “working hand-in-hand” with the managing director, Eric Menell, co-director of this investment bank in North America.

Rodriguez has a special affection for the Mets, since in the year 2000 was on the verge of signing with the team in new york, but eventually went to the Texas Rangers, where he spent 10 years with a millionaire contract of more than 275 million dollars (243 million euros), to 25 million per year advertising aside. In addition, after its withdrawal from the sport in assets, has carved out a career as a commentator, he has amassed a fortune: has participated in reality shows, has made big investments in gyms, and in the construction and until it has become an ambassador for major fashion brands like Ralph Lauren. In addition, it has a respectable collection of art.

The athlete already expressed her desire to be with the club new yorker last march in the program Jimmy Fallon: “I would Say that if the chance comes to buy the Mets, yes that would a good look”. But let her see that I could not do it alone: “you May decide to buy them with me. I need a partner”, he told the presenter.

A sports team can be a great deal in terms of public exposure is concerned, but not so much in terms of investment. According to Variety, “who takes over the franchise must be willing to lose about $ 50 million dollars [46 millones de euros] a year.”

After going out with Madonna or Cameron Diaz, and after being married for six years with the psychologist Cynthia Scurtis, mother of his two daughters, Natasha and Ella, Rodriguez began his relationship with the actress and singer in new york Jennifer Lopez about three years ago. The couple was promised a little over a year, in march of 2019, but have had to postpone their wedding because of the pandemic of coronavirus.

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