Conor McGregor revealed he has held conversations about the potential of shopping for Celtic shares from Dermot Desmond.
Nevertheless, the previous UFC world champion nonetheless harbours goals of proudly owning Manchester United – the membership he supported as a boy.
McGregor revealed in a tweet in April suggesting he was contemplating shopping for the Crimson Devils amid the meltdown from the European Tremendous League and subsequent fallout with the Glazer household.
Though the American household have since vowed to satisfy followers and spend money on the taking part in squad, there have been loads hoping the Irish MMA star was critical about his supply.
But it appears as if it’s extra probably he shall be investing in Celtic having held talks about buying shares within the Parkhead outfit.
When requested on Twitter about his potential Manchester United bid, he mentioned: “A dialog got here up relating to Celtic first to be sincere. To accumulate shares from Dermot Desmond.
“I’m actually inquisitive about buying a sports activities staff at some stage. Each Celtic and Man United are groups I like for positive.
“However I’m open. I really feel I might do huge issues for a membership.”
McGregor has beforehand defined he was drawn to the profitable mentality of United and its Eire internationals in Denis Irwin and Roy Keane.
“I got here throughout an outdated image of myself sporting that notorious gray United jersey, which I purchased with my [First Holy] Communion cash at eight years of age,” he recalled in a single interview. “I see my son after I take a look at that photograph. I’d like to know the place it’s now. A very ‘Infamous’ soccer jersey!”
Dublin-born McGregor’s web value stands at an estimated £181million – with Celtic valued at round £118m by the Inventory Alternate.
Irish tycoon Desmond – value greater than £1.5billion – is the membership’s majority shareholder however not too long ago introduced he wouldn’t surrender his 19.eight per cent stake.
He mentioned: “I’m as enthusiastic about Celtic as some other supporter. My shares will not be on the market.”
The Irishman is agency associates with Arsenal star Kieran Tierney, even sporting the previous Celtic star’s shirt while coaching.
The 32-year-old returns to the Octagon on July 10 at UFC 264 when he faces Dustin Poirier for the third time in his profession, hoping to avenge the defeat from Combat Island.