British billionaire hints at Nou Camp name choice as he eyes Barcelona deal

A British billionaire linked to Mike Tyson says he's "quietly confident" that he can complete a naming rights deal for Barcelona's Nou Camp stadium, and has suggested what he could call it.

Alki David, who was born in Nigeria but holds a British passport, is worth around £2.6billion and is the heir to the Coca-Cola bottling plants.

He owns two main businesses, and also runs a CBD (cannabidiol) farm empire with boxing legend Tyson.

David was close to buying Coventry City in 2007, but now says a deal for Barca's iconic stadium is within reach.

"This is an opportunity that I am bullish about. It is an historic moment in the history of sport and it fits well with my current plans," said David, via the Mail Online.

"Contact was opened at the start of the week and I am quietly confident the deal will be secured."

Barca have agreed to sell naming rights to the Nou Camp for the 2020/21 season, with all proceeds going towards fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

As well as being laudably charitable, the move is also seen as a gateway to the club securing a longer-term naming rights deal for when the Nou Camp is rebuilt in 2021.

David owns two main companies, broadcasting arm FilmOn TV and health-related company Swissx, and he says he has a preference over what he'd like to call the stadium.

"Both of my companies make sense for the Nou Camp name because of our association with sports," he said.

"FilmOn TV has a vast array of sports channels running 24/7 despite the sports lockdown, while Swissx, my health company, has already planned the Swissx Games in Gstaad — and now we're set to announce the Swissx eFoil Cup in Malibu.

"Swissx Nou Camp has a nice ring to it. That is my preferred choice at the moment."

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