Brace yourselves, sports gear lovers! Sports Direct, the largest sports retailer in the UK, is set to branch out into Malta.
Last week, Sports Direct set up a Maltese company registered at the Mrieħel offices of corporate services providers Exco Services Ltd.
No official announcement has been made yet, but it clearly intends to open up retail stores on the island in the near future.
Indeed, in a company document, Sports Direct said it has set up its Maltese company to “establish, manage and operate retail stores and to carry on the business of retailers and importers of all kinds of sports and leisure apparel and accessories”.
Sports Direct is one of the most famous sports retail providers in the world and has branches in several countries, from Iceland to Malaysia. It is owned by British entrepreneur Mike Ashley, who is also the owner of Premier League team Newcastle United.