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Chelsea officially announced today that the takeover by an investment group led by Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital has been completed.
After the announcement, the new owners told fans about their feelings after acquiring the club and briefly explained their plans for the future of Chelsea.
Boehly said in a statement: “We are honoured to become the new custodians of Chelsea Football Club. We’re all in – 100% — every minute of every match.”
“Our vision as owners is clear: we want to make the fans proud. Along with our commitment to developing the youth squad and acquiring the best talent, our plan of action is to invest in the Club for the long-term and build on Chelsea’s remarkable history of success.”
Consortium led by Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital completes acquisition of Chelsea Football Club.— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) May 30, 2022
He added: “I personally want to thank ministers and officials in the British government, and the Premier League, for all their work in making this happen.”
Boehly and his investment group are much richer than previous owner Roman Abramovich, according to The Sun, the new Chelsea owners have a net worth of £10.86 billion, and Russian Abramovich is believed to be worth £6 billion, as reported by The Times.
Chelsea were not shy to spend the big money when they needed to under the ownership of Abramovich and that culture is set to continue with the new, richer owners.
In the list of the richest owners in the Premier League, Boehly and his consortium is ranked third, they are way off second placed Manchester City owner, Sheikh Mansour, who has a reported net worth of £22.9 billion. The richest owners in the Premier League are by far the Newcastle owners, the Saudi Public Investment Fund is worth a jaw dropping £320 billion.