MÉRIDA, Yucatán.- It seems that Venados FC de Yucatán will have a new owner since according to the column of sports journalist David Medrano, Mexican-American businessman Jeff Luhnow together with a group of shareholders would have closed the purchase of the Yucatecan team.
“Southerners will try to meet the certification requirements to be able to fight for promotion, since there is also a spectacular project to build a large stadium in Merida,” Medrano’s column indicates.
According to the commentator, Luhnow had already tried to enter Mexican soccer, since he first wanted to buy Puebla and then San Luis, however, he could not finalize the business.
Who is Jeff Luhnow?
Jeff Luhnow was born in Mexico City, on June 8, 1966, since his parents, Americans, had to move from New York to Mexico for work reasons.
In his teens, he lived in the United States and has college degrees in economics and engineering.
He began to be linked in the business-sports world in 2003 when he entered the offices of the St. Louis Cardinals.
His greatest work was the Houston Astros baseball team, which he joined as general manager, but in January 2020 he was fired.
After moving away from baseball, Luhnow began to have an interest in soccer, specifically in the MX League, since the Major League Soccer (MLS) franchises have an approximate value of $300 million US dollars, while Mexico’s LIGA MX franchises cost around $50 million.
Jeff Luhnow is known for his mindset and analytical process, which makes him capable of turning a losing team into a title contender, and that is what he is committed to doing with the Venados de Yucatan professional soccer team.
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