"IT IS THE BEST FOR THE CLUB", HE SAYS
Bombshell in London! Abramovich announces that he is selling Chelsea
Published:2/03/2022 - 20:18h
Updated:2/03/2022 - 21:55h
Chelsea's billionaire owner Roman Abramovich has announced he will sell the London club following links with Russian President Vladimir Putin amid the Russia-Ukraine war. The businessman is confident that he made the right decision
Roman Abramovich will leave to be the owner of Chelsea, with which finalises the most successful stage of the club londinense. From his arrival to Stamford Bridge in 2003, the Russian multimillionaire converted to the team 'blue' in one of the big of the Premier League and of Europe, livestock two trophies of the Champions League (2012 and 2021) and a Europe League, in addition to a Supercopa European and a World-wide of Clubs of the FIFA, obtained recently less than a month in Arab Emirates.
After the explosion of the war between Russia and Ukraine, the wave of criticisms all over the world to the accionar of the government of Vladimir Putin has affected to diverse Russian personalities in the world of the sport and the businesses, and Abramovich has not been the exception. Through a communiqué, the owner of Chelsea explained that the sale of the club will not be accelerated, but it will follow his had to process. "I will not ask that it pay any loan. This never has been by businesses or money for me, but by passion by the game and the club", says the message published by the club.
Statement from Roman Abramovich.— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) March 2, 2022
"Besides, I have given instructions to my team so that it establish a charitable foundation to which donarán all the net gains of the sale. The foundation will be in profit of all the victims of the war in Ukraine. This includes to provide critical bottoms for the urgent and immediate needs of the victims, as well as support the work of recovery on a long-term basis", continues the message of the Russian employer, the one who recalcó the difficult that is for him leave the team of this way.
Finally, the Russian assured that he hopes to visit Stamford Bridge to say goodbye to the fans. "It has been a privilege to be part of the club and I am proud of all the achievements made. Chelsea and its fans will always be in my heart", points out the message from the tycoon, who must now find a buyer for the institution whose staff is valued at 883 million euros on the Transfermarkt website. Roman bought the 'blue' team for 105 'kilos' in 2003.
The Swiss Hansjorg Wyss, main suitor
One of the best options to buy Chelsea is the Swiss Hansjorg Wyss. Based in the United States, the 86-year-old businessman has an approximate fortune of more than 5,000 million dollars according to Forbes. The operation for Chelsea could be closed at around 2,000 'kilos', given Abramovich's urgency to disassociate himself from the club. Including the share price, the new stadium project and the institution's debts, the real value of Chelsea would exceed 7,000 million euros.