Media Statement

Royale Union Saint-Gilloise (Union SG) are pleased to announce that UK investor Tony Bloom has acquired a majority shareholding in the football club.

Announcing the deal, Union SG President Jürgen Baatzsch said: “We are delighted to welcome Tony Bloom as a new investor to the club. Tony has a tremendous passion for football and a great understanding of the game. His investment comes at an exciting time for the club as we prepare to move back into our newly renovated stadium. Next season represents a fresh start for Union SG and, with Tony’s support, I am confident we will be able to build well for the future.”

Commenting on his investment, Mr Bloom said: “I am thrilled to have this opportunity to invest in a club with such a proud tradition. Union SG is part of the history of Belgian football and has enjoyed tremendous success in the past. We look forward to a successful future for the club and the fans."

“I am also pleased that Jürgen Baatzsch will be staying on as President. Jürgen has served with great distinction at the club for many years and has been a strong presence and steadying hand through some challenging times. His continued leadership will be important to the club moving forward.”

As the owner and chairman of Brighton & Hove Albion football club, who play in the Premier League in England, Mr Bloom will not be personally involved in the management of Union SG and will not be a director of Union SG. Union SG will also retain an entirely independent management structure.

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