Anthony Joshua has been approached about investing in Watford, according to reports.

The Athletic have reported that the British boxer’s financial experts have been in discussions over investment in the former Premier League club.

Watford, who finished 15th in the Championship last season, are said to be looking for investors as they try and return to England’s top flight.

The Hornets have failed twice to bounce back up to the Premier League since their relegation in 2022.

And it appears that the club are hoping to find minority investors to help them kick on.

Anthony Joshua, 34, has a close connection with the town of Watford and was born in a hospital next door to Vicarage Road stadium.

The boxer is said to have not been directly involved in any negotiations himself and rather has left the conversations to his financial advisers.

The report suggests that all talks that have taken place are “entry level” and the level of investment is undisclosed.

However, Watford are believed to value the club in its entirety at a figure in the region of £150million and £200m.

The enticing offer seems unlikely to be accepted though as a spokesperson from AJ’s camp ensured that the former heavyweight champ is fully focused on fighting for the time being.


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