Wembley bought: NFL franchise set to come to UK if Fulham and Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khans buys England home

WEMBLEY'S proposed £1billion sale to Jacksonville Jaguars and Fulham owner Shahid Khan is one other leap towards an NFL franchise touching down completely within the UK.

The FA is prepared to settle for £600m up entrance, whereas the FA might gross one other £400m from match day income for the venue considered the ‘Crown Jewels’ of English soccer.

 FA chiefs are set to sell the home of English football Wembley Stadium

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FA chiefs are set to promote the home of English soccer Wembley Stadium

And that may permit Pakistan-born American Khan to transfer his aspect over to England for his or her seasons between September and January.

Khan – who has no plans to transfer Fulham to Wembley and is hoping to rebuild at Craven Cottage – will depart the identify of the bottom alone.

However he’s set to set up new tenants if the mega-cash deal – which might take months of negotiating – is accomplished.

And The FA is already getting ready to ship the England staff on the street around the nation for autumn video games if fixtures conflict the NFL schedule.

 Fulham owner Shahid Khan could move his NFL franchise to Wembley

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Fulham owner Shahid Khan might transfer his NFL franchise to Wembley
 Khan is one of the most recognisable faces in American sport

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Khan is among the most recognisable faces in American sport

Harry Kane learns the artwork of the NFL

Khan is probably going to have already consulted with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell about his plans.

However any relocation of the franchise would nonetheless want to be accredited by a vote of the 32 NFL staff house owners.

Taking a franchise out of the USA for the primary time shall be an enormous and controversial name, though it might open up your complete European market given the straightforward transport hyperlinks to London.

An FA spokesman stated: “We will affirm the FA Board has acquired a suggestion for Wembley from Shahid Khan.”

Since 2007, seventeen NFL common season video games have been performed at Wembley and one at Twickenham.

Throughout London, Tottenham might be internet hosting two NFL matches per-season after putting a cope with the game bosses.

 Marcedes Lewis scores a touchdown for Jacksonville Jaguars against the Baltimore Ravens at Wembley in September 2017

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Marcedes Lewis scores a landing for Jacksonville Jaguars towards the Baltimore Ravens at Wembley in September 2017
 Pictured with the mayor of London, Khan is keen to set-up an NFL franchise in the UK

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Pictured with the mayor of London, Khan is eager to set-up an NFL franchise within the UK
 FA chief exec Martin Glenn believes the extra funds will help revolutionise the lowest levels of the game

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FA chief exec Martin Glenn believes the additional funds will assist revolutionise the bottom ranges of the sport

A ten-yr deal within the new White Hart Lane stadium begins on October 14, 2018 with Oaklands Raiders vs Seattle Seahawks.

Beneath the brand new soccer turf, an artificial grass floor is set for NFL video games and different occasions and separate locker and media rooms have been constructed to keep away from encroaching on Spurs’ amenities.

Tottenham’s chairman Daniel Levy negotiated the deal, saying: “We will be delivering probably the most distinctive leisure venue on the earth, with the chance to deliver main occasions, similar to NFL and live shows to Tottenham.”

Final season the Jags made the play-offs for first time since 2007 and misplaced within the AFC Championship recreation to the Patriots in an enormous comeback win.

 The Jags will be back at Wembley in October and will face the current NFL Super Bowl winners Philadelphia Eagles

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The Jags can be again at Wembley in October and will face the present NFL Tremendous Bowl winners Philadelphia Eagles

Mark Waller, NFL government vice-president of occasions and worldwide, stated: “We’re very completely satisfied for Shad Khan and the Jacksonville Jaguars.

"The potential buy of Wembley Stadium is an extra highly effective signal of their dedication to the UK and their imaginative and prescient to assist us develop the game.

"Having stadium choices in London has all the time been essential to the NFL and, in tandem with our 10-yr partnership with Tottenham Hotspur, this new relationship would permit for even larger flexibility in scheduling future NFL video games in London."

 Khan's Jackson Jaguars have played matches at Wembley in the past, including this game game with Indianapolis Colts in 2016

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Khan's Jackson Jaguars have performed matches at Wembley up to now, together with this recreation recreation with Indianapolis Colts in 2016

Tottenham's Harry kane takes on New York Giants NFL star Landon Collins

Menawhile, Khan insisted the Wembley deal does NOT imply the Jaguars will transfer to the UK full-time.

In a press release on Fulham's web site, he wrote: “The Jaguars have performed common season home video games at Wembley Stadium in every of the previous 5 NFL seasons and will proceed to achieve this a minimum of by way of the 2020 season.

“The video games the Jaguars play at Wembley are important to the monetary stability of the Jaguars in Jacksonville, which is likely one of the smallest markets within the NFL.

“If my possession pursuits have been to embrace Wembley Stadium, it might shield the Jaguars’ place in London at a time when different NFL groups are understandably turning into extra on this nice metropolis.

“And the stronger the Jaguars are in London, the extra secure and promising the Jaguars’ future will probably be in Jacksonville.”

WEMBLEY'S proposed £1billion sale to Jacksonville Jaguars and Fulham owner Shahid Khan is one other leap towards an NFL franchise touching down completely within the UK.

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