Sell Up And Ship Out: FA Receive ‘Audacious’ £800m Offer From Fulham Owner Shahid Khan To Buy Wembley Stadium Outright

Chris Wright

26th, April 2018

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The FA have received a massive cash offer to take Wembley Stadium off their hands, as per the Evening Standard.

Apparently, an “audacious” £800million offer has been slapped down on the table by Fulham owner Shahid Khan, the American business who also owns the Jacksonvilla Jaguars NFL team.

Khan has reportedly struck an “outline agreement” with FA chief executive Martin Glenn which may well end up seeing the Home of English Football® transferred into foreign ownership for the first time ever.

Of course, the most obvious explanation isn’t that Khan is planning to move Fulham out of Craven Cottage and into Wembley, but rather to stage even more NFL matches at the 90,000-seater stadium or maybe even launch his own London-based franchise.

We can only assume that the FA are extremely tempted, given they’d more or less be making their money back (the new Wembley was completed in 2007 at a cost of very nearly £800million) and will be free from the burden of running their vast white elephant.

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