UK rapper Stormzy and Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha are set to purchase AFC Croydon.
Both Zaha and Stormzy both grew up in the South London borough, are reported as being part of a 3-man takeover of the club, who play in the 9th tier of English football.
The club announced the agreement recently, saying “The consortium will own, operate and develop their childhood hometown football club.”
“Whilst completion is subject to legislative and governance procedures, the three consortium members are excited about developing a community asset in the borough that gave them their own opportunities.”
“They hope to take the entire community on this exciting journey with them.”
Stormzy was the England manager for the recent 2023 Soccer Aid match against Rest of World, and is known to be a Manchester United fan despite his Southern upbringing.
Zaha is also heavily involved in local community projects, with owning a cub at the heart of his childhood borough being a cherry on top of his local aspirations.
The former England turned Ivory Coast player is also the most recent in a lineup of top footballing talent to be linked with a move to the Saudi Pro League.
A move across the ocean to join the likes of Benzema and N’Golo Kante would of course bring no shortage of funds to one of Croydon’s newest owners!