Man Utd star to lose over $1M after failed investment with fiancée's family

By Hoang Trang   March 12, 2024 | 05:00 am PT
Manchester United star Scott McTominay is set to lose US$1.28 million after investing in a failed business venture run by his fiancée's father.

Cameron Reading and her father Ashley operated a firm called Fortress Capital Partners, which went bankrupt last year. It owed $23.08 million and left 230 people out of pocket, The Sun reported.

Fortress Capital Partners borrowed from a number of investors, including Shane Lynch, member of famous Irish boy band Boyzone, and lent it out at higher interest rates.

The Readings also spent millions on buying luxury properties in the U.K., Dubai and Spain. McTominay, lent the firm $1.28 million to buy one in Portugal.

Scott McTominay and his fiancée Cameron Reading on a date. Photo by Instagram/@scottmctominay

Scott McTominay and his fiancée Cameron Reading on a date. Photo by Instagram/@scottmctominay

The Scottish midfielder is expected to only get back $128,000 as investors will only get 10 cents on every dollar, Daily Mail reported.

Cameron, who owes the firm $1.53 million, often posted about her lavish life on social media, angering investors.

A person who lost thousands because of the firm told The Sun: "There is a photo of Cam blowing a kiss with a glass of champagne at a Claridge’s hotel room with Scott. It really rubs salt in the wound for those of us who’ve lost our life savings or face losing their homes. There’s another pic from Instagram of Ashley, his wife, Cam and her sister. They always seemed to be going on holiday. At one point, they were in Dubai for months and months."

Cameron was forced to sell properties in Dubai and Spain to pay off her debts.

From being a benchwarmer for Man Utd last season, McTominay, 27, has become one of the key players under manager Erik Ten Hag, scoring important goals that brought wins.

He also contributed to Scotland’s 2024 Euro qualification with his goals.

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