In an interview with Voetbal International ex-Vitesse owner Merab Jordania has stated he is building a consortium to take over the club and wants to get rid of the link with Chelsea.

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jordania vitesseJordania has hit headlines in the past few weeks after claiming that Chelsea stopped Vitesse from winning the league, and that the Arnhem club is being run from London. The former owner was then banned from attending the clubs matches for three years after reportedly sending threats to CEO Joost de Wit.

Now in a fiery interview, Jordania has claimed he is hoping to return to the club he owned from 2010 until the start of this season, with a group of investors ready to back his bid.

He told VI, “Whether I actually return? There are always discussions. If I find an opportunity to return, I will certainly not let it pass.”

Jordania will soon talk to the KNVB about the running of the club, and added, “They want to know exactly how it is. I see it as my job to tell you what’s going on at Vitesse.

On the subject of Marco van Ginkel’s transfer from Chelsea to Vitesse, Jordania claimed the Premier League blocked a deal for Wolfsburg to sign the young midfielder for €15 million before he joined Chelsea for around €8-9 million

He added, “Wolfsburg offered €15 million for Van Ginkel, but he went to Chelsea. It felt like giving him away”

The situation at Vitesse is currently turning into a soap opera that the club really do not need, but if Jordania’s comments are true then the Eredivisie side really need to find a way to get out of their stranglehold from Chelsea before it effects their long term future.




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