JLo hints she might 'buy the NY Mets' with baseball star fiance Alex Rodriguez as she says the MLB 'needs more women'

JENNIFER Lopez hinted that she might "buy the New York Mets" with retired baseball star fiancé Alex Rodriguez.

During an appearance on Barstool Sports' The Corp podcast, the multitalented performer said that Major League Baseball "needs more women."

When asked about the rumors that she planned to become the first female owner of a sports franchise, Jennifer said: "In this day and age, that would be something that would be so amazing.

"I don't have anything to report on that end right now. But I think in every field- especially intuitions like Major League Baseball that are so American- in this moment in time it is important for diversity and it is important for women to have positions in power that they've earned and deserve and can contribute in a way that is just as good as any man on the planet."

She added: "Of course I am for it. Nothing to report."

Both Jennifer, 51, and Alex, 45, have been focused on trying to buy the New York-based MLB team.

The couple has raised millions of dollars from high profile investors in hopes of closing the deal with the Wilpon family, who currently owns the team.

According to TMZ, Jennifer and Alex's main competition is Wall Street billionaire Steve Cohen.

Steve reportedly made a $2.6 billion bid to buy the team, though it is believed that Wilpon family would rather sell to the power couple.

In was reported back in May that Jennifer and Alex hoped to buy the Mets as the New York Post revealed that the celebrity couple were working closely with senior bankers at JPMorgan Chase on a bid to buy the Mets in a deal worth $2 billion.

Fred and Jeff Wilpon are looking to sell the team because they are concerned about the money they have lost amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The Post said that the club reportedly operates at a major loss every year and is reliant on TV revenue.

A source close to the deal told the Post: “Someone has shown the Wilpons the light here.

"Some heavy hitters are getting involved here and it seems Fred and Jeff are listening."

Rather than depending on revenue from TV, the couple want to turn the stadium into a mecca for young families that would allow them to spend the day there.

Another source said: "With their connections, Willets could become a Wrigleyville in Queens.

"She’s made it clear that this is not a vanity project for her. She and Alex would bring star power to a franchise in our biggest market that has been sorely lacking in both."

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