Swiss billionaire Hansjörg Wyss discusses ‘Chelsea buy-off’ with other investors

There is supposed “at least three” Investors or investment groups are just waiting to throw their money at Chelsea this week, looking to cash in on what will essentially, given geopolitical circumstances, be a forced sale by Roman Abramovich.

Pressure appears to be mounting on the owner of Chelsea FC, certainly in the court of public opinion, the media and ethics, and while he has not yet been subject to any formal sanctions (other than those he was already subject to from the UK government) and proposals to sell have been repeatedly rejected by Chelsea sources, it appears We are certainly as close as we have been in the past two decades to a change of ownership in the club.

For those who might all be interested in getting ‘Truly a global brand’ Like Chelsea, especially in what might be a decent discount to the market rate… The most relevant question might be, who wouldn’t? The Telegraph claimed that many of the bids were It is set to test Abramovich’s resolve This week, at least one of them is likely to be from the United States, According to Bloomberg. But the first such party to be actually named is Swiss billionaire Hansjörg Wyss, who may also be a citizen of the United States, where live.

Wyss, 86, made billions for him Biotechnology He appears to be a highly enigmatic figure known for his liberal leanings, charitable work and media intervention. In keeping with the last part, he threw himself this little piece of information into an interview with the Swiss daily Blick, Seems to surprise the journalist too.

Abramovich is one of Putin’s closest advisors and friends. Like every other oligarch, he’s also in a panic. Abramovich is trying to sell all his villas in England. He also wants to get rid of Chelsea quickly. On Tuesday, I and three other people received an offer to buy Chelsea from Abramovich.

“I have to wait four to five days now. Abramovich is asking a lot at the moment. You know, Chelsea owes him two billion pounds. But Chelsea don’t have the money. I mean: those who buy Chelsea should compensate Abramovich.

“As of today, we don’t know the exact selling price. I can imagine starting at Chelsea with partners. But I have to check the general terms first. But what I can already say: I certainly would not do such a thing on my own. If I buy Chelsea, then with A consortium of six to seven investors.

– Hansgeorg Weiss; source: Blake Via Google Translate

The internet says Wyss is valued at around £6 billion, which is less than Abramovich’s net worth and certainly not enough to fund an acquisition possibly starting at £2 billion, even at a discount. (And we ‘only’ owe £1.5 billion, Hans, Pape!) Bringing in more investors is a record order of course, but with more hands counting money and looking at the spreadsheets, the focus tends to become less and less on winning football. . Although who follows Abramovich, when or not and under what circumstances, he will probably never be as good for the club as he was.

Anyway, if Abramović is asking “too much”, I don’t really see how he is “in a panic”, but no matter what, one begins to wonder when he might decide that this is all too much of a problem for him personally. We all love Chelsea, the club, the entity, the idea, the shared experience, and we can’t help but assume he does too – but love saved the day only in InterstellarThis involves traveling through a black hole.

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