The Olympic champion on basketball Durant acquired the shares of the football club

KIEV. June 17. UNN. Two-time champion of the National basketball Association forward “Brooklyn nets” team USA Kevin Durant became a part owner of MLS club “Philadelphia Union”, reports UNN with reference to the club’s website and ESPN.

American now has a 5 percent stake in the club. Its share is estimated at $ 16 million. Durant also has the right to repurchase 5 percent of the shares in the near future.

“I’ve been a fan of the sport, and then I saw how rapidly growing popularity of the League, seen in different cities across the country there are more fans, and then I saw how these franchises affect the business of the city and people separately. it was very exciting,” said Durant.

Note that the “Philadelphia” was founded in 2008. Last season the club achieved the best result in history, finishing in fifth place in the regular season and reached the Eastern conference semifinals.

Add Durant in addition to two League titles, has twice won the Olympic games (2012, 2016) and world Cup 2010.