Revealed! Abramovich rejected Tottenham and Arsenal before buying Chelsea

Revealed! Abramovich rejected Tottenham and Arsenal before buying Chelsea

- Roman Abramovich has made a huge impact on the Premier League since buying Chelsea for £140m

- His drive down Tottenham High Road ended the Russian's interes on the Premier League outfit

- The Russian reportedly compared Tottenham to Omsk, where he has a refinery

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich rejected the option to buy Tottenham after likening the White Hart Lane neighbourhood worse than parts of Siberia.

According to a UK Sun report , the 52-year-old Russian Oligarch, who took a drive down Tottenham High Road before claiming it can be compared to Siberian city of Omsk where his industrial capital is based.

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The pair of Wall Street Journal football writers Joshua Robinson and Jonathan Clegg also took at time to highlight Abramovich's surprise entry into English English football in 2003.

"While his Mercedes trundled along Tottenham High Road, he looked out and said in Russian, 'This is worse than Omsk' - the grim Siberian outpost where he had a refinery,” an excerpt from their book read in part.

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Interestingly, Tottenham neighbours Arsenal also missed out on Abramovich's billions.

The Chelsea owner also had Swiss bank UBS eggheads to look at the prospects of English Premier League.

And one major findings thy turned it read: “Arsenal were categorically not for sale”.

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Thus it was no surprise that Abramovich opted to splash £140m to buy Chelsea and have won five Premier League titles, FA Cup and a Champions League.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Chelsea defeated lowly-ranked Nottingham Forest 2-0 in a tough clash FA Cup clash played at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, January 5.

Under-fire Spanish forward Alvaro Morata netted the two goals to gift the Blues the crucial victory. Nottingham came into the match in fine form, having bounced back to winning ways with a 4-2 triumph over Leeds United on New Year's Day.

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