As soon as the concept of promoting the nationwide stadium to a overseas billionaire would have prompted a gale of patriotic indignation. Now it’s seen as a workable answer to the FA’s cash woes
The Soccer Affiliation’s proposed sale of Wembley stadium to the US automotive components billionaire Shahid Khan was not greeted by a widespread shriek of patriotic indignation, maybe illustrating how accustomed British folks are actually to crown jewels being bought abroad. Liverpool, thrillingly reconnecting with their European Cup-winning heritage and rampaging in direction of the Champions League remaining, are owned by US sports activities franchise billionaires, as are Manchester United, Arsenal and different grand golf equipment together with Fulham, which Khan, proprietor of the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL staff, purchased from Mohamed Al Fayed in 2013.
Fayed bought his different London landmark, Harrods, to Qatari state funds, which additionally owns the Shard and plenty of prestigious chunks of the West Finish. The Premier League champions and huge tracts of east Manchester are owned by the Abu Dhabi ruling household after a long time during which no British traders might be discovered to arrest financial decline.