F1 superstar Lewis Hamilton has confirmed the rumours that he is preparing to join a consortium that is bidding to complete a takeover of Chelsea and admitted that it’s a massive opportunity. The Blues are still looking for a new owner after Roman Abramovich was sanctioned by the UK government.
While Chelsea continues to fight on the field, their off the field issues continue to plague the club as the search for a new owner continues. The long-running battle to take ownership of the reigning Champions League champions has been going on for months but it’s finally coming towards an end with only three parties left in the race. That includes consortiums headed by LA Galaxy owner Tood Boehly and Boston Celtic’s stakeholder Steve Pagliuca and a consortium led by former Liverpool chairman Sir Martin Broughton.
The last one has been in the news recently because rumours indicated that Lewis Hamilton and Serena Williams are preparing to become a part of it and the F1 star confirmed the news. Hamilton admitted that he has been a football fan since he was a kid and while he is an Arsenal fan, his uncle is a Chelsea fan and thus he decided to be a part of the bid. Furthermore, the Mercedes star added that Chelsea are one of “the biggest clubs in the world” and the opportunity is a great one for him.
“I’ve been a football fan since I was a kid. I played football from the age of four until I was 17 – I was in teams every year, I played in the school team every year through my childhood. I have been to numerous games. When I was young, around the corner from where I lived is where I used to play football with all the kids and a couple of my close friends at the time,” Hamilton told Sky Sports.
“I really wanted to fit in – I was the only kid of colour there but I know that the kids all supported someone different – one was Tottenham, one was Man Utd. I remember switching between these teams when I was younger and getting home and my sister punching me several times in the arm, beating me and saying ‘you have to support Arsenal’, so I remember at five or six years old that I became a supporter of Arsenal."
“My uncle Terry is a big Blues fans so I have been to so many games with him to watch Arsenal and Chelsea play. Ultimately, I am a sporting fan. It is the biggest sport in the world and Chelsea is one of the biggest clubs in the world and most successful. When I heard about this opportunity I was like ‘wow, this is one of the greatest opportunities to be a part of something so great’.”