Staggering 18 out of 20 Premiership clubs set for foreign ownership
A staggering 18 out of the Premiership's 20 clubs could be under foreign ownership in the next five years.
Boosted by the Premier League's £2.7 billion television deal and mass worldwide popularity, English clubs have become the must-have accessory for the international super rich.
Such has been the rise in the value of English clubs, that the £500 million spent by Roman Abramovich in acquiring Chelsea and investing in new players to turn the club into Premiership champions, is now seen by some analysts as a shrewd investment.
Even the £800 million spent by the Glazers on Manchester United could now be worth far more with speculation that a Chinese consortium is interested in making a £1 billion bid.