Royale Union Saint-Gilloise has with the Englishman Tony Bloom has a new investor is attracted. He is the majority shareholder of the club, so message the team from 1B Monday on his website. The 48-year-old Bloom is the owner and chairman of Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion FC, the team of José Izquierdo and Mathew Ryan. He amassed his fortune in the gambling world.
Earlier it was already known that the Bloom of the club went over it. Today the deal was officially announced. “I am particularly pleased that I was given the opportunity to in a traditieclub as the Union to be allowed to invest, with such a past. Union Saint-Gilloise is a part of the history of Belgian football, and has had great successes in the past. We are full of impatience to build, and to the many fans new successes to deliver”, says Bloom, on the site of Union. “I am very happy that Jürgen Baatzsch to remain on board, as the president of the Club. He has the last few years, much learned and did this with great distinction, even in difficult moments. His leadership will be important to further progress with the Union.”
Baatzsch is, in turn, “glad Tony Bloom to welcome as a new investor”. “Tony is known for his enormous passion for football, but he also knows the philosophy of the game. His investment in our Club comes at the right time, with the imminent return to the renovated Marienstadion. This is a new start for the Union, and with the support of Tony, I am convinced that we have a beautiful future.”
Because Bloom all directorships held at Brighton, he will have no official role in the Union. “Our club continue on its independent management structure”, concludes the message.