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LA Dodgers 'Welcome' Mason Mount After Timo Werner’s Arrival Following Todd Boehly's Chelsea Takeover

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LA Dodgers 'Welcome' Mason Mount After Timo Werner’s Arrival Following Todd Boehly's Chelsea Takeover

The crossover between the Major League Baseball side Los Angeles Dodgers and Chelsea has continued following the takeover by the consortium led by Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital.

Boehly, who is a part-owner of the Dodgers, has been joined by Mark Walters, who also co-owns the MLB team, at Chelsea after the £4.25 billion sale went through at the end of last month.

Both are now on the board, which was finalised and confirmed earlier this week.

Coincidentally, Chelsea will head out to the United States this summer for pre-season and will head to the west coast to face Club America in Las Vegas.

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Charlotte FC and Arsenal also await the Blues on their tour which begins on 16 July.

But the American collaboration between Boehly and Walters' two sides has got up and running in the last week or so.

Timo Werner was the first to be welcomed to the Dodger Stadium for a tour as a guest, donning the white and blue jersey.

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"From Chelsea blue to Dodger blue. Welcome, Timo Werner," their Twitter account posted.

Now Werner has been joined by Mason Mount who is the latest Chelsea star to get the Dodgers' experience with a trip to the stadium this week.

The new owners are already looking after the managers and fans, and now the players are getting the VIP treatment when they cross the pond.

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Boehly is set to back Thomas Tuchel heavily in the transfer market this summer with a £200 million budget, with their window expected to accelerate once the departure of Romelu Lukaku back to Inter Milan is confirmed next week.

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The American billionaire is ready to follow the US model, which Liverpool have adopted, as he believes European football is well behind US sports in terms of potential revenue.

"We think the way those clubs go to market is years behind the US model, Boehly said, speaking at the SuperReturn international conference in Berlin earlier this month.

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"We think the global footprint of this sport is really undeveloped.

Todd Boehly takes his seat during the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge.
Todd Boehly takes his seat during the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge.

"There are four billion fans of European football. There are 170 million fans of NFL. The NFL generates $15 billion of media money every year. Global club football is a fraction of the NFL media money.

"If you look at the models that are very successful, Liverpool is a great model.

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"Liverpool generates a couple of hundred million more revenue than Chelsea and they generate earnings, so I think there is an opportunity to compete."

Featured Image Credit: LA Dodgers / Twitter

Topics: Chelsea, Timo Werner, Mason Mount

Matthew Debono
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