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http://www.latestchelseanews.com/roman-abramovich-buy-stake-real-mallorca/

 

 

Roman Abramovich is currently in negotiations to obtain a 55% controlling share in Spanish Segunda Division team Real Mallorca. This is according to the Spanish newspaperEl Mundo.

After a successful fight with relegation during the past season, the club will play in the second division in Spain again in 2015. Real Mallorca has bounced between the first and second divisions for virtually all of its existence.

After 2010’s bankruptcy proceedings the Balearic team has had a tough time both on and off the field, but they managed to retain a spot in La Liga until they were finally relegated to the second division at the end of the 2012/13 season.

This year they completed the season just outside the drop zone, barely managing to avoid a free fall into Spain’s lower football levels.

If the reports can be trusted, Abramovich’s cash injection might help to solve the team’s financial woes and drive them back into the first league, where his team connections might also prove to be beneficial to Chelsea FC. The club might create a relationship between Mallorca and London that is not much different from that existing between Dutch team Vitesse Arnhem or Cobham and Chelsea.

Should that happen, Chelsea would have a great system for developing young players who can either not secure a UK work visa or who are simply not yet ready for English football for a variety of reasons.

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Another Vitesse then? We did just send Kakuta there didn't we?

 

No he went to Rayo Vallecano.  Seems he wants a Spanish Vitesse though.  Perhaps this is his solution to getting around the UK's work permit requirements and tapping into the South American talent pool.

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Rom isn't stupid is he, if he can't get over or round a wall, he'll just knock a bloody great hole through it.

 

All those bitter, jealous, delusional little Dippers, Mancs and Gooners that think he'll get bored and walk away one day, think again, he is building an empire at Chelsea, a business model that should be applauded, not mocked.

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Rom isn't stupid is he, if he can't get over or round a wall, he'll just knock a bloody great hole through it.

All those bitter, jealous, delusional little Dippers, Mancs and Gooners that think he'll get bored and walk away one day, think again, he is building an empire at Chelsea, a business model that should be applauded, not mocked.

Take a bow brother

This gave me goosebumps lol

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Rom am sure has realised that throwing good money after bad isn't sustainable or enjoyable, plus changing manager every year is not the way forward either.

 

He brought back his favourite manager to be part of the realisation exercise and Jose will be given the time and support to build and bring further success.

 

Now that we have Vitesse and Mallorca on board, these are just two little pieces of the grand plan.

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Would this have happened if FFP hadn't been introduced?

Stockpiling young talent and investing in smaller clubs from different leagues to showcase them.

Is this really better than just letting billionaires spend their money how they want on the clubs they bought?

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Is this really better than just letting billionaires spend their money how they want on the clubs they bought?

 

I think so, it will at least shut those twats up that keep bleating we bought our success.

 

Instead, we are going to develop it.

 

See, our buy now play later policy is starting to bear fruit, look at the youngsters that are knocking on the first team door now.

 

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Would this have happened if FFP hadn't been introduced?

Stockpiling young talent and investing in smaller clubs from different leagues to showcase them.

Is this really better than just letting billionaires spend their money how they want on the clubs they bought?

 

As expected the billionaires are just finding their way around the rules.  But this way we spread the love around a bit.  I'm sure Mallorca fans won't mind the cash injection, especially if Roman cements them in the Spanish top division as a waypoint for talent we can't directly import ourselves.  They're usually relegation fodder coming up and down every few seasons.  At the moment they're not doing well at all; narrowly avoiding relegation and burdened with debt.

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Does this mean we can give them Torres on loan or sell them him

That would be so cruel. Just imagine their fans reaction:

" have you heard, a billionaire is buying us."

"Really? That's brilliant, im so happy"

"And then were getting Torres on loan"

"Bugger"...

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That would be so cruel. Just imagine their fans reaction:

" have you heard, a billionaire is buying us."

"Really? That's brilliant, im so happy"

"And then were getting Torres on loan"

"Bugger"...

I suppose he would be ok as their referee though
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He should buy a stake in a Miami or California based team; very popular destinations, lovely climates and big sporting cities.

Miami, a big sports city? Not really! The only championships they won were bought, the Dolphins in the NFL have not been relevant since the early 90's, won't even mention the Marlins tenure nor the Panthers of the NHL for that matter. Miami is more nightclub and exotic sports cars than a sporting city. Climate is nice though. Plenty of other cities who are way more involved in the sports. Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Boston, Seattle just to name a few.

Like the idea of Roman buying up a club here but I think staying overseas is a more profitable means of business for the club because of the schedule and the competition. Players at Vitesse play Ajax, PSG etc. In Spain, Valencia, Atletico Barca, Real, etc. In the US the quality is still subpar and these younger players won't be up against the best.

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