JJ Watt’s love for soccer is aware of no bounds.
The retired NFL quarterback declared his ardour for “different” soccer throughout Monday’s announcement alongside his spouse Kelia – a former participant on the US ladies’s nationwide soccer staff – confirming her monetary involvement with newly promoted Burnley.
“We do not have ‘purchase a complete European soccer staff’ sort of cash,” he stated in a Twitter video. “We’re going alongside the strains of ‘minority funding, however large emotional funding’.”
The three-time NFL Defensive Participant of the Yr winner ended his stellar profession final season after an 11 marketing campaign break up between the Houston Texans and Arizona Cardinals.
Watt, 34, visited Turf Moor earlier this season to look at a Burnley sport and be taught in regards to the membership’s historical past.
The couple stated Team release.
“We perceive that we’re not simply investing within the staff and the supervisor, we’re investing within the metropolis and its residents. We take this accountability very significantly and intend to work arduous to earn their belief and help.”
He added: “We predict Burnley are a particular membership with improbable supporters and we need to assist proceed to lift their world profile on their return to the Premier League.”
Burley will compete within the Premier League, the highest tier of English soccer, subsequent season after a season that dominated the Championship. Vincent Kompany’s aspect clinched the highest spot with a number of video games remaining within the season.
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