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The Americanisation of English football

US high-rollers will keep the Premier League on top of the world; but at what price?

US tycoon Stan Kroenke's recent takeover of Arsenal means that Americans now control five of the 20 Premier League football clubs. But why are US investors so interested in the English game? And what does their involvement ultimately mean for fans? Unlike other foreign investors - or traditional English owners - most Americans have experience of managing sports teams. And team sports have been big business in the US for years. In this week's Cass Talks, top sports economist, Professor Stefan Szymanski, argues US cash will keep the Premier League on top of the world, but warns it may come at a price. To hear the latest Cass Talks visit:

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