This could be a case of 2 plus 2 equals 5 but Robert Kraft – the American Billionaire, has talked about being intrigued in buying a Premier League club.
And since Newcastle is up for sale for around £380M then he’s been linked with Newcastle United.
Kraft is the current CEO and Chairman of The Kraft Group.
There has been no news that any of the four groups interested in the club are American, but we suppose Kraft – who is worth around $6.2B (about £4.7B) – could be a potential buyer in the future – maybe.
Kraft owns two sports franchises in the US – the New England Patriots, one the best teams in the NFL and Major League Soccer club New England Revolution.
76-year-old Robert Kraft – CEO and Chairman of The Kraft Group
The 76-year-old has been speaking to BBC Sports:
“We helped found MLS in America,” said Kraft. “Our league here is starting to really develop, and with our soccer team we’ve gone to the championship game five times in 21 years.”
“I’m just concerned in the Premier League that we might not, with all the different ways of operating, we’re not as familiar with all of them.”
“Let’s say people from all over the world come in and buy teams and maybe they have different reasons for doing it and managing it.”
“And you have to compete with that and I’m not sure. But I’m still intrigued.”
Whether Robert Kraft would be interested in acquiring Newcastle is interesting, but usually, they prefer their teams to be in the big cities – like London for instance.
There seem to be four potential buyers for Newcastle United at the moment, and they are reported to be in the Middle-East and Far-East.