Lewis Hamilton confirme l'éventuel rachat de Chelsea : "Je veux saisir l'opportunité"

Lewis Hamilton confirme l’éventuel rachat de Chelsea : “Je veux saisir l’opportunité”

This time there is no longer any doubt. Yes, Lewis Hamilton and Serena Williams are part of a consortium vying to buy Chelsea, put up for sale by Roman Abramovich in early March. The information was directly formalized by the British driver, present this Friday at a press conference before the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix on Sunday, in Italy.
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Chelsea are one of the biggest and most successful clubs in the world. When I heard about this opportunity, I thought “Wow, this is one of the best opportunities, to be part of something so big“,” the pilot explained. Lewis Hamilton – alongside American tennis player Serena Williams – could each invest in the club to the tune of 10 million pounds, according to the English channel Sky News, as part of the takeover project carried out by Martin Broughton, former president of Liverpool. The pilot did not confirm the amount.

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Williams and he, Hamilton explains, have been “contacted by Martin (…) who explained his objectives and those of his team if they were to win the tender, it was incredibly exciting, and completely aligned with my values“, said this supporter … of Arsenal, a rival team of Chelsea.When I was five or six I became an Arsenal fan, but my uncle Terry is a big Blues (Chelsea) fan and I went to a lot of games with him to see Arsenal and Chelsea play.“, he justified himself.

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If the queen discipline of motorsport has made Hamilton one of the greatest sportsmen of his generation, the driver is “football fan since I was a child“and played there”from my 4 years to 17 years”. In addition to Martin Broughton, two other candidates have also expressed their willingness to submit an offer to the New York investment bank Raine Group: Todd Boehly, co-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball franchise and Steve Pagliuca, co-owner of the Boston Celtics basketball club.

Chelsea were put up for sale on March 2 by Abramovich, who had anticipated British government sanctions targeting oligarchs close to Vladimir Putin since the invasion of Ukraine. The club obtained a special government license allowing it to continue its activities, but under strict conditions. A fervent defender of human and minority rights, Hamilton also claims to want to “have an even greater impact and engage ourselves more in society” through this participation.

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