Reports: Robert Kraft close to buying Spanish soccer team

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Given the rate at which NFL owners are making money, it’s little surprise they’re looking to expand their portfolios.

Via soccerex.com, citing reports in the Spanish media, Patriots owner Robert Kraft is close to agreeing to a deal to buy Sevilla.

The Spanish reports say that Kraft is leading a group which is buying a 40 percent stake in the club, which finished seventh in La Liga last season.

He wouldn’t be the only NFL owner getting into the international soccer business (beyond many with MLS ties).

In the English league alone, the Glazer family (Buccaneers) also owns Manchester United, along with Rams owner Stan Kroenke (Arsenal) and Jaguars owner Shad Khan (Fulham).

Kraft also owns the New England Revolution, the MLS team that shares his football stadium.

UPDATE July 19 2:40 p.m. ET: Hayden Bird of Boston.com reports that the reports linking Kraft to the bid were based off a prank by Sevilla fans.

27 responses to “Reports: Robert Kraft close to buying Spanish soccer team

  1. doctorrustbelt says:
    July 18, 2018 at 12:01 pm
    FACT: robert kraft gave vladimir putin a super bowl ring
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    FACT: it was not Robert Kraft’s intention for Putin to keep the ring.

    FACT: I too am disappointed that Robert Kraft is friends with the cowardly traitor that is currently POTUS.

  2. running kickball for 2-3 hours with scoring lower than the number of honest men in Congress;

    i can hardly contain my excitement;

  3. FACT: robert kraft VISITING vladimir putin makes him guilty

    FACT: robert kraft giving putin a super bowl ring proves it

  4. dreemeagle says:
    July 18, 2018 at 12:21 pm
    running kickball for 2-3 hours with scoring lower than the number of honest men in Congress;

    i can hardly contain my excitement;

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    Spending 3.5 to 4 hrs watching a sport with only 12-13 minutes of actual game play? I can hardly contain my disinterest.

  5. The Italians accel at flopping and diving (cheating) in the soccer world, so I’m not surprised that’s who Kraft is targeting.

  6. cobrala2 says:

    July 18, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    The Italians accel at flopping and diving (cheating) in the soccer world, so I’m not surprised that’s who Kraft is targeting.
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    Google Sevilla, i’ll give you a hint the club is in a country that rhymes with ‘pain’

  7. Unless he is helping a friend out there is is no reason why he would buy into a club that has zero chance of winning. The Spanish league can’t compare to the EPL regarding money, so it’s not an investment and it can’t be a project because at best they might sneak a champions league spot and that’ will be sporadic, and they won’t go deep into the compition. Can’t really see the point. It not like the NFL were you can luck into a Hoody or Shady because if anybody is any good clubs like Seville get preyed upon by the big boys. Just can’t see the point.

  8. “Tom Brady named co-owner so as to continue under the table payoffs.”

    Yah cause the half billion+ Brady and his wife are worth isn’t enough, not to mention the TB12 sports medicine center.

    SMH you people live in sick little fantasy lands that say far more negative things about you than could ever be said about Brady

  9. “The Italians accel at flopping and diving (cheating) in the soccer world, so I’m not surprised that’s who Kraft is targeting.”

    …just the latest example of how stupid I am. Spanish not Italian, doy. Nothing to see here, please move along.

  10. Robert Paulson says:
    July 18, 2018 at 12:51 pm
    A Premier League team would’ve been a better investment.

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    This just in: Internet commentator gives investment advice to wildly successful business man

  11. Just keep the team in Europe. Soccer will never catch on here. They’d need to change the scoring to 6 points for a goal and then all games would end up 6-0 instead of 1-0. Boring beyond boring.

  12. Maybe this would mean that the Spanish league won’t be only about Real Madrid and Barcelona only. That is a good thing. As for Kraft, making money in sports is something I personally envy, but that’s just me.

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