Hip hop superstar Kanye West has been capturing a lot of attention in recent days with his outlandish behaviour on Twitter, but his latest series of tweets has caught the eye of Australian football fans after he expressed an interest in buying an A-League club license.
While recent reports have claimed the musician is in $53 million debt, West tweeted that he wanted to speak to Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg about buying an Australian football club.
While not actually tagging the young billionaire in his tweet, West posted several more times about the business opportunity, with some tweets clearly designed to reassure his presumably-concerned fan base.
With the Newcastle Jets license still in the hands of Football Federation Australia, a spokesperson for the organisation said they would never rule out an opportunity to sell the club to someone with as much global reach as West.
“We’re aware of his current financial situation, but we cannot afford to simply ignore Mr West’s large and passionate fan base.
“With West on board, the league could see any number of rich, influential owners flooding the market, like Martin Shkreli and Steve Ballmer.”
West’s management team could not be reached for comment.