Martin Broughton, the Ricketts family and Nick Candy all boosted their bids to buy Chelsea in another remarkable day in the battle for possession of the Blues.
ebastian Coe revealed he was in the consortium bid by Broughton, owners of the Chicago Cubs, the Ricketts confirm their candidacy and are a big supporter – and Candy brings Chelsea favorite Gianluca Vialli on board.
Olympic powerhouse London 2012 and World Athletics president Coe have added key elements to Broughton’s bid to acquire club Stamford Bridge.
Cubs owners the Ricketts family confirmed they will submit a bid to Chelsea on Friday, putting US hedge fund manager Ken Griffin on the board in a show of strength.
And British property mogul Candy has piqued the interest of Chelsea supporters with the addition of Stamford Bridge favorite Vialli, making the former Italy striker’s investment and capital firm Tifosy a permanent fixture. main issue for the tender.
Coe will sit on Chelsea’s board if Broughton succeeds in his bid to buy the club, the PA news agency understands.
Coe said: “I am certain that Martin is the right man to lead Chelsea Football Club into the next chapter.
“He has an exceptional track record in business in England, as well as unparalleled experience in leading Liverpool out of a very difficult situation.
“He has the vision, acumen and financial backing to ensure our club’s future success, keeping Chelsea Football Club at the forefront of European football and challenge the title.
“But most importantly, like me, he is a lifelong Chelsea supporter and a holder of Shed’s season-ending ticket. I know that this bid is for millions of Chelsea fans around the world. We love our club and will always put the fans first.” “
Roman Abramovich puts Chelsea up for sale on March 2, amid continued Russian aggression Ukraine.
Last week’s UK Government sanctions against the 55-year-old has sped up that purchase, with New York commercial bank Raine Group setting a Friday deadline for the purchases. bids.
Broughton ran British American Tobacco before serving as chairman of British Airways.
The famous British business figure is currently the chairman of the private investment company Sports Investment Partners.
Broughton helped lead Liverpool into the current era of prosperity for the Reds when he took over as chairman for a short time in 2010.
“I’m really excited to welcome Coe to our bid. His reputation speaks for itself, and he will bring insight, leadership and sports knowledge. extraordinary for Chelsea Football Club,” said Broughton.
The Ricketts family’s experience in redevelopment of Wrigley Field while preserving neighborhood charm, as well as running a major sports franchise, could give Cubs owners an edge in day-to-day operations. More and more people followed Chelsea.
“The Ricketts family, owners of the Chicago Cubs, can confirm that they will be leading an investment group that will place an official bid for Chelsea Football Club this Friday,” a family spokesman said. Ricketts said.
“As longtime executives of an iconic professional sports team, the Ricketts Family and their partners understand the importance of investing for success on the pitch, while respecting traditions of the club, fans and community.
“We look forward to sharing more details of our plans in due course.”
British property mogul Candy continues to work hard to build his own bid complement for Chelsea, and stave off the coup by giving Vialli a central role.
“I am proud and feel very honored to be supporting Mr Candy’s bid to buy Chelsea Football Club,” Vialli said.
“I have met Nick Candy on a number of occasions over the past few weeks and I fully support his vision and commitment to making Chelsea the most globally recognized and supported club in the world, as well like maintaining continued success on the pitch.
“We are of the same opinion that if the bid is successful we will strive to be the best possible custodian of the club, knowing that the interests of our supporters are of paramount importance and are center of any owner’s preference.
“I see Mr Candy as an ambitious but realistic and very successful businessman and I have been impressed by his enthusiasm and desire to start a new era for the club we both enjoy. I love them all.
“I am delighted that a British businessman is leading a consortium that will bring diverse expertise and experience, with the aim of making Chelsea a better club for the benefit of the fans.”
https://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/premier-league/chelsea-bidders-raise-stakes-as-battle-to-take-over-at-crisis-club-intensifies-41456834.html Chelsea contractors raise stakes as battle for the right to take over the club is in crisis