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Former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt is set to purchase French club Marseille

Former Dodgers owner Frank Mccourt is preparing to move into European soccer with a purchase of Olympique Marseille of France’s Ligue 1.

The Club announced that it has “entered into exclusive discussions for the acquisition of the club by Mr. McCourt.”

McCourt purchased the Dodgers in 2004. The club filed for Bankruptcy in 2011 and McCourt eventually sold the club in 2012 to the current ownership group.

In a statement from Marseille, the goal is to have the transaction completed before the end of the year.

In a statement McCourt said: Being part of the Olympique de Marseille and helping the club achieve success both on and off the pitch would be an honor and privilege for me and my family. Not only is OM among the oldest and most respected football clubs in the world and the only French club to win the UEFA Champions League, it is one of the most iconic brands in all of sports. OM enjoys the passionate support of legions of fans in Marseille, throughout France and around the world. As the steward of OM, my ambition would be to help return the club to championship form, to deliver the best fan experience in all of football, to strengthen the club’s ties with the supporters and the city of Marseille and to guide the club to long-term financial stability.”

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