Report: Co-owner of Premier League club now considering making a bid to buy Chelsea as well
Newcastle co-owner Jamie Reuben is reportedly thinking about adding Chelsea to his Premier League catalog.
According to Bloomberg, the 34-year-old may join the long and ever-growing list of interested suitors in Roman Abramovich’s footballing monopoly.
Who is Jamie Reuben?
Reuben introduced himself fully to the British public when he became part of the larger group that took over Newcastle in October.
Along with his dad and uncle, Simon and David, Saudi Arabian investors and PCP Capital Partners, the Toon Army received a massive financial revamp.
Jamie acts as the director of the club, having previously sat on the board at Queens Park Rangers between 2018 and 2020.
Now, it appears the younger member of the Rueben family wants to dip his toes into the London market again.
Chelsea was put up for sale by Abramovich last week, in an attempt to avoid having his assets frozen by the government.
In the seven days since the announcement, an assortment of names have come forward as possible successors to the former Russian ruler.
A Swiss-American consortium of Hansjorg Wyss and Todd Boehly apparently lead the way, although Abramovich is said not to be completely sold by their offer.
Property developer Nick Candy also seemingly has a proposal in the pipeline, one that includes renovating Stamford Bridge.
Then there’s the array of American businessmen, companies and owners hoping to spread their wealth across the pond.
Reuben knows about footy
Although he might be more youthful in terms of age compared to the other suitors, Jamie Reuben certainly has a wealth of experience in the footballing landscape.
This may well put him in good stead with Abramovich, a man who did not view Chelsea as a business investment.
He made this clear when agreeing to wipe the £1.5b (Sky) debt owed to him by the Blues.
Who knows, Reuben could own the two Champions League finalists in a few years’ time…