Swansea City engage high profile adviser to discuss options amid deal talk

17 December 2019

Swansea
Photo: Getty Images Steve Cooper Head Coach of Swansea City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Swansea City and Blackburn Rovers at the Liberty Stadium on December 11, 2019 in Swansea, Wales. The American owners of the club have hired one of the most experienced dealmakers in the country to advise them on whether to sell or not.

Former Everton deputy chairman Keith Harris advising Swans. Owners still considering their options.

Financier understood to be offering owners guidance on whether to invest or sell.

Harris previously advised when club was sold to US investors.

Lawrie Holmes lawrie@offthepitch.com

Swansea City is understood to have sought the services of one of English football’s leading dealmakers as it considers options including selling the club.

The Welsh club this week quashed the likelihood of a £50 million approach from a Middle East consortium, following a recent newspaper report.

But football insiders have told offthepitch.com that US owners Jason Levien and Steve Kaplan have engaged the services of investment banker Keith Harris, who was Everton’s deputy chairman until he left the Liverpool club in the Summer.

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