the Newcastle general manager is said to be interested
Jamie Reuben, son of David Reuben, co-owner of Newcastle since the Saudi takeover in October 2021, could make an offer for Chelsea.
What if part of the consortium that bought Newcastle in the fall of 2021 already left the project to position itself in Chelsea? A probable scenario according to the DailyMailwho says that Jamie Reuben, son of David, co-owner of the Magpies up to 10% since the passage under the Saudi flag, would like to buy the London club.
The British media even adds that Reuben would like to build a new stadium for the Blues. The businessman, also managing director of Newcastle, is said to have started discussions to make an offer on a personal basis. He benefits from his family’s fortune, which peaks at 10 billion euros, according to Forbesthanks to the firm Reuben Brothers, created by his father, second British fortune.
His father should give up Newcastle
But the investment of his father could slow down Jamie Reuben. Indeed, the regulations of the Premier League prohibit having interests in several clubs. If he wants to acquire Chelsea, the 34-year-old businessman will have to convince his father and uncle to give up their shares in Newcastle. No small feat considering the ambitions of the northern English club.
Jamie Reuben, close to Boris Johnson and former member of the board of directors of Queen’s Park Rangers, is far from being the only declared candidate for the takeover of the English football giant, since the American businessman Todd Boehly, the billionaire Swiss Hansjorg Wyss, Turk Muhsin Bayrak and British property developer Nick Candy have been cited among the potential buyers.
In addition, the sale of Chelsea has been put on hold following the British government’s sanctions against Roman Abramovich, the Russian owner of the Blues. The freezing of its assets prevents, among other things, the club from recruiting, selling tickets for its matches, obtaining income through merchandising etc… which has led Three, the main sponsor of the European champion, to terminate his contract with Chelsea.