Mega officers for Chelsea: outbid Hamilton and Co.?
The English football club FC Chelsea is for sale because the previous owner Roman Abramovich is on the sanction list as a “pro-Tutin-oligarch”. Shortly before the last bidding round expires, a new player is now on stage with a mega officer. This now formula 1 star Lewis Hamilton, who had hoped as part of a consortium, stands out.
Who takes over the Chelsea FC? The future of the still incumbent Champions League winner around the German team manager Thomas Tuchel remains in the suspension.
The Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, who acquired Chelsea in 2003, is forced to sell his club in view of the western sanctions. Abramovich’s assets have been frozen in Great Britain.
Now a new bidder has entered the race with Jim Ratcliffe. The founder of the Ineos chemical group, which among other things also has a third of the Formula 1 racing team Mercedes, now made an offer of £ 4.25 billion, i.e. the equivalent of around 5 billion euros. Of these, £ 2.5 billion is to flow to a non -profit trust that is supposed to benefit the victims of the war in Ukraine. 1.75 billion pounds are to be put into the football club.
Mercedes co-owner competes Hamilton and Co.
“This is a British command for a British club,” says Ratcliffe’s statement: “We believe that the club is larger than its owners, who are only the keepers of a great tradition”. He wanted to lead the Chelsea FC with “responsibility for the fans and the community”.
In the end, those who receive the contract will decide the British government. Until the end, the bidders around Todd Boehly, co -owner of the baseball team Los Angeles Dodgers, were the favorite.
Formula 1 superstar Lewis Hamilton and Tennis icon Serena Williams, who want to participate in the purchase with twelve million euros, also had opportunities. Both want to belong to a consortium, which is led by the English businessman Sir Martin Broughton.