Khan Looking to Buy?

Jan 18, 2013; Jacksonville FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars new head coach Gus Bradley (left), owner Shad Khan (middle) and general manager Dave Caldwell pose for photos after a press conference at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

Not even 2 years after purchasing the Jacksonville Jaguars, Owner Shad Khan looks to be making another splash into the world of Football, or rather in this case Futbol.

According to sources on NFL.com, Khan is in the talks to buy Fulham F.C.  For those who are not up to date on their soccer knowledge Fulham is a soccer club that happens to play in the most prestigious English soccer league known as the English Premier League.  Until his recent transfer from the club Fulham had U.S soccer star Clint Dempsey on their team.

If this deal goes through and Khan does buy the English club than he will certainly have his work cut out for him these next few years as the Jaguars are in the beginning stages of a total rebuild, and Fulham while not at the bottom of their respective league as the Jaguars are expected to finish, are also not expected to win the Premier league.  Also with this news and the fact that Khan has already made an agreement for the Jaguars to play one home game per year for the next 4 years at Wembley Stadium it has become even more apparent that Khan really likes England.

Now as a Jacksonville Jaguars fan the question has too be asked.  How much does Khan like England?  The NFL wants to put a team in England.  Khan is looking to get himself and the Jaguars some exposure over in England.  The Jaguars have already been linked as one of the favorite teams to make the mover overseas.  So now all we can do is wonder if Khan will eventually decide to move the Jaguars to England.

-Mike Milder

Topics: Fulham F.C., Jacksonville Jaguars, Shad Khan

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  • vallenii

    With the TV deal (at NBCSP), every English Premier League (EPL) side is a good investment from a US marketing perspective, and the time to strike is right now.

    It is surprising that Khan would want Fulham rather than waiting for a higher profile team. However, this would allow the Jags to practice at Craven Cottage when they go to London the next few years.

    As to Jaguars in England? The EPL and NFL seasons parallel one another. So, going head-to-head with the EPL establishment will be a tough sell, and a bad business decision if you own one of each. Why compete against yourself?

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