Gary Neville labels proposed Wembley sale ‘absurd’

Date published: Saturday 28th April 2018 2:40 - Robert McCarthy

The proposed sale of Wembley to Fulham owner Shahid Khan is “absurd”, according to Gary Neville.

Responding to this week’s news that the Football Association is considering selling the national stadium to Khan, former England defender and assistant manager Neville was far from happy.

Writing on Twitter, he said: “It’s absurd that the FA should ever consider selling Wembley. It’s a short term play that will be regretted forever.”

FA chairman Greg Clarke has said profits would be invested in grass roots, but Neville said: “To suggest that the solution to grass roots is a one off large capital investment is ridiculous if you could trust them to spend it.

“Wembley is a prized asset admired around the world and should be controlled by the association. The chairman, CEO and board must take the proposal away. There needs to be a dynamic leadership that create revenues in other ways.”


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