Chelsea Takeover: F1 Star, Lewis Hamilton Joins Fierce Competition for Blues

Chelsea Takeover: F1 Star, Lewis Hamilton Joins Fierce Competition for Blues

  • Lewis Hamilton has disclosed that he is joining a consortium in a bid to buy Chelsea football club.
  • The F1 star is one of the investors that are backing Sir Martin Broughton’s Chelsea takeover attempt.
  • Sky Sports reports that Hamilton and Serena Williams have committed 10 million each to help Broughton acquire the west London club.

A report from Sky Sports on Thursday revealed that Formula 1 star, Lewis Hamilton was among the investors competing in the Chelsea takeover. The sports news platform disclosed that the F1 racer is backing Sir Martin Broughton’s consortium with 10 million.

On Friday, Hamilton spoke to the media about his bid for the first time since his involvement became public. The super racer confirmed his interest in the west London club, adding that he is a “sporting fan”.

Hamilton revealed that when he heard about the offer to invest in Chelsea FC, he saw it as “one of the greatest opportunities…”

Sir Martin Broughton

The F1 star who has claimed to be an Arsenal fan in the past, expressed his love for Chelsea on Friday.

He added:

“This is… an incredible opportunity to be part of the biggest sport in the world and one of the biggest teams in the world.”

Aside from Hamilton, Serena Williams is another sports star that is interested in joining the Broughton consortium. The female tennis legend is also putting in 10 million to support the Chelsea takeover bid by Broughton.

Chelsea FC was put up for sale by owner Roman Abramovich earlier this month. The Russian billionaire’s decision to quit the English club comes amid debate about his involvement in the ongoing war in Ukraine. The top bidders for the football club are three different consortiums led by Todd Boehly, Sir Martin Broughton, and Steve Pagliuca.

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