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Stormzy and Wilfried Zaha agree deal to buy AFC Croydon Athletic

Stormzy has teamed up with Crystal Palace striker Wilfried Zaha to buy ninth-tier English football side Croydon Athletic.

Zaha was born in Ivory Coast but grew up in Croydon from the age of four, while Stormzy also hails from the London borough. The duo have joined forces with former Palace head of player care Danny Young to buy the club.

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.

A number of celebrities have recently invested in football clubs. Hollywood actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, who acquired Wrexham in November 2020, are enjoying success after the Welsh club secured promotion to the English Football League.

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