The sky is the limit for Portsmouth under “fantastically wealthy” owner Michael Eisner.
That is according to finance guru and Football Insider columnist Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively with Eisner’s company Topps set to go public valued at $1.3billion, approximately £942million.
Eisner, Portsmouth owner since his £5.7m takeover in 2017, bought trading card giant Topps for £279m in 2007.
The former Disney CEO has seen Topps’ value almost quadruple in the last 14 years.
Maguire explains that, while financial fair play restrictions mean there won’t be untrammelled spending, Eisner’s astronomical wealth is good news for the League One club.
He told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams: “He is fantastically wealthy because he’s extremely smart, even before this amazing success.
“It’s up to him what he chooses to do with the money. But clearly, he has the capacity to invest as much as he wants in Portsmouth.
“The only constraint is financial fair play and where Portsmouth lies in terms of his personal priorities.
“In terms of taking them back to the top, can he do it? Yes, he can.
“They’ve got a fantastic fanbase. Portsmouth fans have had it hard over the years so it’s good to see something like this, which is promising for them, I think.”
Danny Cowley’s Pompey side are currently chasing promotion in League One and occupy 6th place with six matches left to play.
Promotion to the Championship would see the club rise to its highest position since relegation from the Premier League amid financial turmoil in 2010.