British billionaire Nick Candy is known to be considering a bid to take over his favorite club Chelsea and plans to make an appearance at the Blues’ Premier League game with Newcastle United this weekend.
The UK government has frozen owner Roman Abramovich’s assets as it cracks down on the oligarchs which could affect the Russian’s hopes of selling the club.
Candy, who made her fortune as a property developer, is a Chelsea fan and isn’t backing down from a potential takeover despite recent news.
He faced stiff competition, however, from the consortium of Hansjorg Wyss and Todd Boehly and others, including the Ricketts family and New York Jets owner Woody Johnson.
However, with the first mentioned consortium wanting to find a third party and with that party supposedly ideally someone on the property development side, Candy could be the perfect person to complete the trio of billionaires who aim to usher Chelsea into a new dawn. .
“We are reviewing the details of the announcement and are still interested in making an offer,” a spokesperson for Candy told the Daily Mail.
“Clearly this is a time of great uncertainty for all Chelsea fans. In our view, no one owns a football club – you are the guardian of it for the fans and the community.”
His spokesman also mentioned Stamford Bridge, saying: “The club deserves a world-class stadium – and Mr Candy’s unique property expertise and experience would be an extremely valuable asset in delivering that vision.”
Words that could divide the opinion of the fan base with the long-proposed redevelopment of Stamford Bridge a controversial issue.
With a bid in sight amid the government’s claim that they are trying to help Chelsea to a point where a deal can be done, Candy is set to attend Sunday’s game at Stamford Bridge.
This is according to Sky Sports who have given insight into Candy’s situation with his attempts to make a bid for the club in the near future.
Sky presenter Hayley McQueen clarified: “He plans to attend Sunday’s game where they face Newcastle at Stamford Bridge.
“So he will be there in attendance.”