Koukash says another opportunity had arisen after reports earlier in the month said the billionaire was interested in two NRL clubs.
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Salford Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash says a third NRL club has come into the frame as he looks to add upon his rugby league portfolio.
The self-made billionaire had been deciding upon which of the two teams to acquire, however a third club is a possible target for the former Palestinian refugee.
Koukash saved Salford from financial ruin 20 months ago, but is said to be frustrated with the side’s failure to reach the Super League play-offs this year, but he is keen to increase his involvement in the game.
The 55-year-old plans to fly out to Australia next month to finalise a deal for an NRL club of which he aims to twin with Salford.
“I’m looking at three clubs,” Koukash told PA.
“There were two but in the last week or so another opportunity has arisen.
“There are a lot of opportunities for me to get involved with a number of NRL clubs and the amount of investment that is needed is minute compared to what I’m putting in at Salford.”
Koukash has been linked to the Newcastle Knights for the last few months and says there would be benefits it a partnership between the Red Devils and an NRL club.
“It has to be the right deal for me personally and for the club over there and it has to have the kind of partnership I would like between the NRL and Salford,” he said.
“There will be sharing of players and coaching ideas and it will make my recruitment in the future a lot easier for Salford.
“For example, one thing I could offer a player considering coming to Salford is a one year’s development in the NRL and there might be players there who could benefit from coming over here.”