Thursday February 21 2013
Roma announce Arab investment

Roma have officially announced a “preliminary agreement” with Sheikh Adnan Adel Aref al Qaddumi al Shtewi to invest in the club.

There had been reports over the last few days that advanced negotiations were taking place with a mystery Arab investor.

This evening the club released a statement on its official website confirming a “preliminary agreement” with Sheikh Adnan Adel Aref al Qaddumi al Shtewi and his NEEP Roma Holding S.p.A to enter the club “directly or indirectly.”

The statement assured the “potential entry is part of the already-announced strategy of expansion of the commercial activities controlled by AS Roma SpA in new markets and with new investors.

“It could lead to an increase of capital for NEEP Roma Holding SpA and AS Roma SpA.”

Sheikh Adnan Adel Aref al Qaddumi al Shtewi originates from Qatar, was born in Jordan and has lived in Italy for 25 years.

He currently resides in Perugia and owns two oil companies in Italy and Canada, while he also published a book of photographs titled ‘Focus Orient.’

It is rumoured Sheikh Adnan Adel Aref al Qaddumi al Shtewi could invest up to €100m in Roma, particularly the construction of a new stadium.

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