Conor McGregor, in one way or another, is always the center of attention, both for the ring and for events outside the match. His controversial and divisive personality has always created a stir. But now the Irish fighter accustomed to being the center of attention and making particular statements, in the last few hours has expressed his interest in buying Chelsea.
In fact, the London club could soon change ownership after Roman Abramovich in an official note confirmed the rumors about the will to sell it and donate at least part of the proceeds to the families of the victims of the war in Ukraine.
McGregor, on his social media channels, posted an image of a Whatsapp chat, in which he writes "Chelsea is on sale for 3 billion pounds, let's buy it!" with the caption "I want to explore this." The Irish fighter in the past has already expressed his desire to acquire Manchester United, a club of which he has said he is a great fan.
McGregor has published content probably made by a fan, in which his virtual and animated alter ego plays the role not only of president but also of Chelsea manager: we see McGregor struggling with a press conference, chats with players like Kovacic and Mount and finally also with the outgoing patron Abramovich.
McGregor wants to by Chelsea after Roman Abramovic leaves the club
In the summer of 2003 Roman Abramovic bought Chelsea Football Club for £ 60 million; since then, thanks to enormous investments of money to sign players and coaches, the London club has started a new era of success, winning the Premier League in the 2004-2005 season, exactly 50 years after the last national title won, and then repeating itself in the following year.
On 19 May 2012 Chelsea won the first Champions League in their history, thanks to the victory against Bayern Munich on penalties. He managed to repeat himself in 2021, winning 1-0 against Manchester City with a goal from Kai Havertz.
In total, under his management, Chelsea have won 22 official trophies. Since the summer of 2008 it seems to have lost a large part of its capital on the stock exchange following the great financial crisis, on the previous estimated twenty-three and a half billion dollars, there is talk of a loss of even twenty.
Because of this, many people thought that the Russian billionaire intended to sell Chelsea to some prominent personalities of the United Arab Emirates, similar to what happened months before at Manchester City: however, the patron's denial immediately arrived, who I also filed a complaint against the authors of the article published in the English newspaper.
On February 24, 2022, due to the war between Russia and Ukraine, his account in the coffers of the English club was blocked. Given the impossibility of adequately carrying out his functions within the company, the following day he is forced to sell him to the charity foundation of the same London club.
Now Abramovich has announced his decision to leave the management of Chelsea, English Premier League clubs of the homonymous London borough, holder of the UEFA Champions League and the FIFA Club World Cup. The decision stems from the political instability generated by the invasion of Vladimir Putin, president of Russia, in Ukraine and the possible consequences on Russian properties in Europe.
British Labor MP Chris Bryant called for severe penalties to be imposed on the patron of the Blues as well. In a note, Abramovic said: "During my nearly 20 years of ownership of Chelsea FC, I have always considered my role as the club's keeper, whose job is to ensure the greatest success we can have today, as well as build for the future.
and at the same time play a positive role in our communities. I have always made decisions with the interest of the Club at heart. I remain true to these values. That is why today I am entrusting the Chelsea Charitable Foundation trustees with the management and care of Chelsea FC.
I believe they are currently in the best position to look after the interests of the club, the players, the staff and the fans. "