Former Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has teamed up with stunning model Kate Upton and Hollywood A-lister Eva Longoria to buy a stake in Mexican club Necaxa.
The former Arsenal midfielder joined Turkish side Fenerbahce in January after eight years with the Gunners.
Ozil, 32, has now joined a consortium bidding to buy 50 per cent of three-times Liga MX – Mexico’s equivalent of the Premier League – champions Necaxa.
Other members are Hollywood star Longoria, who has Mexican origins, plus model Upton and her baseball star husband Justin Verlander. Necaxa are currently bottom of their league. They are based at Aguascalientes, 300 miles north of capital Mexico City.
The club said in a statement: “We want to clarify that we are not for sale. But after a year of hard work and meetings, we are very close to sealing a historic investment for our club and Mexican football.
“This will be a turning point for us.” Necaxa insisted existing club chiefs would remain in charge.