Chelsea fans are left bemused by club’s bizarre timing to announce Todd Boehly’s takeover, with Blues confirming the information at 1:37AM on Saturday… whereas others thank Roman Abramovich for his time as proprietor
Chelsea supporters have been left bemused by the club’s bizarre timing to announce that Todd Boehly has agreed to purchase the membership in a proposed £4.25billion deal.
Boehly’s consortium was named as the popular bidder to take over at Stamford Bridge by the Raine Group, the American financial institution who’re overseeing the sale. He has partnered with fellow Dodgers proprietor Mark Walter, Swiss billionaire Hansjorg Wyss in addition to funding agency Clearlake Capital.
Boehly noticed off competitors from consortiums fronted by Stephen Pagliuca and Sir Martin Broughton and even a late £4.25bn bid from Britain’s richest man Sir Jim Ratcliffe.
With simply UK Government and Premier League approval wanted, the Blues took to their official web site to verify the monumental information within the early hours of Saturday morning – however the choice to do it at 1:37am left many scratching their heads.
One fan wrote: ‘Chelsea saying the sale of the membership at 1:30am on a Saturday certain is a factor.’
Another requested: ‘So why was the sale of Chelsea introduced at 2 am London time?’
One Chelsea fan prompt the timing was down to the club’s new American connection.
Chelsea confirmed Todd Boehly has agreed to purchase the membership in a £4.25billion deal
However the choice to announce the information at 1:37am on Saturday left fans confused
They wrote: ‘Club assertion at 1:37 – welcome, Chelsea, to America.’
While many had been left confused as to the timing, different Chelsea supporters took the time to thank Roman Abramovich for all he had carried out for the membership throughout his 19-year tenure.
Abramovich, who has helped flip Chelsea right into a footballing juggernaut in world soccer, put the membership up on the market on March 2 after he was sanctioned by the UK Government on March 10 after Downing Street claimed to have confirmed hyperlinks between the Russian oligarch and Vladimir Putin, who has invaded Ukraine.
The Chelsea takeover saga has ended with Roman Abramovich finishing the sale to Boehly
Other Chelsea fans used the chance to thank Abramovich for his 19 years as proprietor
However, regardless of this, Chelsea fans applauded the Russian billionaire for letting the sale happen and paving the way in which for others to assist the membership succeed.
One fan wrote: ‘Thank you Roman for permitting this straightforward sale to happen, ensuring the way forward for the group is protected with the phrases you set and paving the way in which for brand new homeowners to achieve success from day one. Excited for this new period of Chelsea.’
Another merely put ‘thanks’ adopted by a lot of footage of Abramovich and the trophies Chelsea had gained underneath his regime.