Stephen Pagliuca, a shareholder at Atalanta, has reportedly joined a consortium interested in buying Chelsea from Roman Abramovich.
In a statement, Pagliuca clarified that he would not leave Atlanta even if he got success in acquiring Chelsea. He said:
“We wish to reaffirm the commitment of our family and our partners to Atalanta and our partnership with the Percassi family. We are long-term and enthusiastic partners. to continue the success of the club.”
Pagliuca, along with a few other investors, bought 55 per cent of the shares of La Dea Srl, who had 86 per cent share at Atalanta, from the Percassi family in February 2022.
Now, Pagliuca has joined a consortium, including personalities such as Larry Tanenbaum, John Burbank, Eduardo Saverin, and Bob Iger, in a bid to buy the share of the Russian oligarch at the London-based club.
Pagliuca and co. are through to be the fourth of its kind looking to buy the Premier League side. Pagliuca is also a co-owner of the NBA franchise named Boston Celtics.