After the Blues, another club from a top European league is to come: Todd Boehly probably wants to invest in France.
Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is apparently planning his next club acquisition. According to a report by L’Equipe the American wants to buy the French first division club Racing Straßburg with the support of business partners.
Recently, Boehlys had a dinner with Strasbourg President, former Bundesliga professional Marc Keller. Boehly is “very interested” in taking over the 1979 French champions completely. The aim is to help the financially stable club to grow and to loan Chelsea players there. There is also the fundamental consideration of investing in a German club, it is said.
In 2022, billionaire Boehly led a consortium that bought Roman Abramovich’s Chelsea for around five billion euros. Since then, the Blues have launched an unprecedented transfer offensive, but are in a sporting crisis.
In addition to the aforementioned Ligue 1 title, Racing Straßburg also won the French Cup three times, most recently in 2001. The team led by former national striker Kévin Gameiro is currently fighting for relegation in the league and is only 15th in the table. The lead over the relegation places is two points.