A big news has come out from the world of football. Russian billionaire businessman Roman Abramovich is going to sell his legendary English football club Chelsea. Roman bought this club in 2003. After this he helped this club to win 19 major trophies. Chelsea’s team was also the winner of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League. It is the largest football league in the world played in Europe.
I want to talk about the speculations going on in the media for some time. People were talking about my ownership of Chelsea. I have said many times in the past that I have always taken decisions for the benefit of the club. This is what I am going to do in the present situation as well. I have decided to sell the Chelsea club. I think this is better for this club, fans, workers here, club sponsors and partners at the moment. Selling the club will not be done in haste, but through a process.Abramovich said
Abramovich said – I will not ask to repay any loan. Buying Chelsea was never business or money for me, it was my passion for the sport and the club. Apart from this, I have instructed my team to set up a charitable foundation.
Abramovich said the proceeds from the sale to the charitable foundation would help the wounded and victims of Ukraine. With that amount, immediate money will be provided to the victims and they will be helped. It was a very difficult decision for me to sell this club. Leaving Chelsea like this is hurting me.
Abramovich said – It has been a lifetime privilege for me to be a part of Chelsea and I am proud of all my achievements. Chelsea Football Club and its supporters will always be in my heart. Abramovich has decided to sell the Chelsea club for £3 billion.
Swiss billionaire Hansjörg Wies and USA investor Todd Boiley have expressed interest in buying the club. Apart from this, Pakistani businessman Javed Afridi has also shown interest in buying Chelsea.
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Abramovich bought Chelsea in 2003 for around Rs 1420 crore. However Abramovich stated on the decision to sell the club that it was never about trading or earning money, but about pure passion for the sport and the club.