Tom Brady and Michael B Jordan investing into British football clubs shows «everybody wants a piece» of the beautiful game, so says Justin Kluivert.
A-list Hollywood actor Jordan invested into Bournemouth last year, while NFL great Brady, one of the most successful sportspeople on the planet, recently put money into Championship club Birmingham City.
Jordan’s investment helped Bournemouth stave off relegation from the Premier League last season, and the Cherries have made some big signings this transfer window.
Kluivert, son of former Milan, Barcelona and Newcastle United star Patrick Kluivert, has been among those additions, with the 24-year-old joining from Roma.
While he has not yet met Jordan, Kluivert believes the superstar’s investment is evidence of football’s attraction.
«Of course, football is the most beautiful sport there is,» Kluivert said in an exclusive interview with Stats Perform.
«So everybody knows that and everybody wants a piece of that, and that’s beautiful.»
Kluivert also referenced the growth of women’s football, as well as the influx of star players to the Saudi Pro League, as proof that football is continuously developing.
«You see it also with women’s football how big that’s getting, and it’s only getting bigger and bigger,» he added.
«Now you can see in Saudi Arabia, this league is going to be very good. I think in America [too], so it’s going global, very big.
«I think everybody’s going to want a piece of that and love football, and love to watch it and love to be part of it. Yeah, that’s nice.»
Jordan is not the only Hollywood star to have invested into a club, with Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney having grown Wrexham into a global brand following their takeover of the Welsh team in 2020.