Washington Commanders surpass Chelsea as sport’s most expensive purchase

In recent hours, the world of sports has witnessed the largest purchase in the history of a team in the world of sports after it was confirmed that Josh Harris, owner, among other teams, of the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers and the New Jersey Devils of the NHL, has reached an agreement in principle with Dan Snyder to buy the Washington Commanders of the NFL for 6,000 million dollars (5,420 million euros), In the absence of official confirmation from Harris himself, the NFL and the Washington Commanders. A purchase in which, along with Harris, the billionaire Mitchell Rales and the legend of the Los Angeles Lakers Magic Johnson have also participated, and which now hopes to have the approval of the NFL financial committee and three-quarters of the remaining 31 teams of the NFL.

This figure far exceeds the purchase made last June by the Walton family, founders of the Walmart store chain, when they bought the NFL’s Denver Broncos for 4,650 million dollars (4,201 million euros). and it also surpasses the largest purchase in the history of a team in the world of sports, when the American businessman Todd Boehly acquired Chelsea from Roman Abramovich for 4,250 million pounds (4,700 million euros).

Harris buys the Washington Commanders, an NFL team that in recent months has been in the news more for extra-sports reasons than for its achievements on the field and especially for the episodes starring Dan Snyder, accused of harassing a team employee in a fact that the NFL asked him to leave the team, and Snyder’s inability to build a new stadium for the team. Besides, the team had to change its historic name of ‘Redskins’ for racist connotations to become the Washington Commanders And now, after the purchase, Harris and Magic Johnson hope to place their team in the elite of one of the biggest leagues in the world.

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