Ever since the Chargers left San Diego, many people have yelled to anybody that will listen that the franchise needs to move out of Los Angeles as the team continues to find it hard to find a fan base that cares enough to fill up the soccer stadium that they play in.
Well, the team could be moving, but it won’t be to their former home. In fact, it might not even be in the United States.
Vincent Bonsignore of The Athletic is reporting that the possibility of the Chargers moving to London has been discussed among NFL personnel. Bonsignore claims the rest of the league would be happy if the Chargers were out of LA because of the franchise’s struggles.
“Finally, The Athletic has learned that NFL owners are concerned enough about the Chargers’ situation in L.A., where a crowded sports market and the presence of the more established Rams has resulted in a tepid embracement of the Chargers, that they would provide the necessary support for a relocation to London if the Chargers pursue it.”
“Some would be happy …” a high-ranking NFL official tells Bonsignore. “But all of them (are concerned) about them in L.A. So I think they would get (support).”
“The current path they are on will not yield results in the foreseeable future,” an NFL source told The Athletic. “They need to consider something to shake up their franchise. This would give them a major international market and the chance to shine.”
Chargers owner Dean Spanos told Bonsignore just last week the Chargers franchise is “fully committed” to Los Angeles.
“We are fully committed and focused on Los Angeles and look forward to continuing to build our fanbase as we transition to our new stadium,” Spanos said. “We’re seeing progress every day, and we look forward to building on that.”
Clearly, the NFL sees how dire the Chargers’ situation is in Los Angeles as it continues to remain a disaster of a move. Relocating them to another city would be the best option, just not sure out of the United States should be the answer.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.