Donald Trump wants to buy a football club in Colombia

By Michael Krumholtz

After saying he wanted to build a wall on the United States-Mexico border and, generally, pissing off immigrants to the U.S. from across Latin America, U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump is looking south — to build business in Colombia.

Trump, along with Italian real estate mogul Alessandro Proto, recently made a $100 million offer to buy noted football club Atlético Nacional of Medellín, Colombia, according to a news release from Proto’s multinational real estate group Proto Enterprises. Trump and Proto reportedly sent in the formal offer to Atlético Nacional’s president Carlos de la Cuesta last Wednesday.

“We are ready to invest in the club and bring it to the ranks of the world’s best,” the Proto Enterprises statement said. “Now we are awaiting a response from the club’s ownership.”

Colombia’s Spanish-language newspaper El País reported that any potential deal was still very much in doubt. According to the paper, the club’s press officer denied that the team was up for sale and said de la Cuesta laughed when he heard the news that Trump and Proto were interested in his club.

Trump’s latest potential business venture in Latin America comes nearly two months after he caused a worldwide reaction when he made remarks suggesting that the majority of Mexican immigrants … continue reading

Via:: Tico Times


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