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Friday December 30 2011
NBA star eyeing Roma

Roma are reportedly set to have a new shareholder in the form of American Basketball star Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics.

The Associated Press is reporting that the NBA star has accepted an offer from fellow Boston-based businessman James Pallotta to invest in the Italian football club.

Pallotta, one of the four American directors who bought a majority shareholding in the Giallorossi in the summer, is also a minority shareholder in Garnett’s basketball team, the Boston Celtics. It is understood that details of 35-year-old Garnett’s investment in the club are yet to be finalised.

UniCredit, the bank that still own approximately 33 per cent of the club, have for some time been looking to attract foreign investment into the club. It is believed that part of the motivation for Garnett’s involvement with the club is held in the merchandising advantages he holds in the American market, one that President Thomas Di Benedetto has previously spoken about taking Roma into.

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