Owners of Chelsea FC are now major shareholders in a new football club in Europe amidst concerns and questions from fans.
It seems as though players are not the only thing the owners of Chelsea FC are interested in buying and selling in the summer transfer window ahead of the 2023/2024 club football season in Europe. Following the purchase of the club from Roman Abramovich in 2022, CEO Todd Boehly, in an interview, confirmed that the new consortium of the club is focused on creating a multi-club system like that of Manchester City, and it seems as though the plan and goals are now being actualised following the recent decision by the BlueCo owners of the club.
In an official statement released today, Wednesday, June 22, 2023, it was confirmed that BlueCo owners of Chelsea are now the highest shareholders in the Ligue 1 side Strasbourg, a club that survived relegation by a slight margin in the recently concluded 2022/2023 season.
BlueCo confirmed this with a statement that, “It is an honor for us to be part of this historic club. We are committed to preserving the legacy of Racing and to working closely with Marc and his management team to continue the excellent work they have done. This strategic investment would strengthen our presence in European football, alongside our stake in Chelsea. We believe it would create tremendous opportunities for sharing knowledge and expertise.”
Strasbourg club president Marc Keller also shared his thoughts on the move; he revealed, “The arrival of the consortium should enable us to take this step forward. It’s a question of putting in place the conditions for a new ambition, moving forward with continuity, building on the foundations that have made us successful. I am proud, after eleven years of hard work with all those who have contributed to its success, to enable the club to further its ambition, with responsibility. We’re doing it for our fans, for our partners, for our town and our region.”