Report: Key member of Chelsea takeover makes decision due to Tottenham ties


The Evening Standard report that Todd Boehly’s attempted takeover at Chelsea could be set for imminent completion with Premier League officials confident that his consortium will pass government checks before the end of May deadline.

Already a co-owner at American baseball franchise Los Angeles Dodgers, Boehly, along with venture partners Hansjorg Wyss-Led and Jonathan Goldstein, has been given the green light to proceed with a £4.25billion takeover of the Blues.

Current Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck was originally expected to be replaced, with Goldstein touted as his successor. However, due to his lifelong affiliations with Tottenham, the English entrepreneur will not accept a role on the board of the Stamford Bridge outfit (The Express).

CEO of multinational investment firm Cain International, Goldstein is a season-ticket holder at Spurs (The Express) and according to the Mail Online, even has a boot signed by Harry Kane in his office.

Therefore, Goldstein feels that he needs to prove to Chelsea fans that he has their best interests at heart before taking on a more public role. He intends to do so by overseeing the redevelopment of Stamford Bridge in the coming years (Evening Standard).

Although it would perhaps be pleasing to see a Spurs fan as chairman of one of our biggest rivals, it is sensible from all parties to ensure Goldstein is not immediately placed in the hot seat in West London.

Goldstein’s involvement in the takeover may be seen as a form of betrayal by some Lilywhites, however, he is a successful businessman and should be able to separate his love for Spurs from his working interests at Chelsea.