Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan is in talks to buy Fulham football (the European kind) club from Al Fayed. That would make him the second NFL owner to own a English soccer club, the other interestingly enough is from Florida as well. The Glazer family own the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and one of the world’s biggest and most prestigious clubs, Manchester United.
Shahid Khan, the boss of American Football franchise Jacksonville Jaguars is understood to be the NFL owner negotiating to buy Fulham.
Sportsmail revealed this morning that Mohamed Al-Fayed was on the verge of selling the Premier League club after investing £200million over the last 16 years in establishing them in the top flight.
And Khan, a billionaire car parts manufacturer who bought the Jaguars in December 2011, is set to complete the deal with 84-year-old Fayed by the end of this week.
Khan has been strengthening the Jaguars ties overseas to London before this deal to acquire Fulham, which play in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. He signed a deal that will have the Jaguars playing one game a season in London for the next 4 years.
Owning a London soccer club could only help him promote his NFL team overseas, in London particularly.