Former Arsenal star and England captain, Sol Campbell, finds himself embroiled in a legal dispute after reportedly pulling out of a property purchase, resulting in a lawsuit seeking over £800,000 in losses.
The dispute revolves around a £3.85 million flat situated in Cadogan Square, Knightsbridge, where Campbell and his partner, Fiona, allegedly backed out of their purchasing commitments.
As reported by The Sun, Campbell and Fiona had initially invested a significant sum, placing a ten percent deposit of £387,500 on the property. The owner, Lady Jadranka Beresford-Peirse, claimed that the pair signed a contract in 2021 to buy the flat but subsequently failed to fulfill the outstanding payment, prompting legal action.
Lady Jadranka has reportedly filed papers with the High Court, citing a breach of contract due to the non-payment of the remaining balance on the apartment. The claim seeks redress amounting to more than £800,000, encompassing losses incurred.
The legal dispute emerges amid earlier reports about Campbell’s property dealings. In 2021, Mail Online disclosed Campbell’s move to sell his eight-bedroom Grade II-listed Chelsea townhouse for £24 million. Subsequent to this, in 2022, it was understood that Campbell reduced the property’s price by £4 million.
Campbell, revered for his successful football career, won the Premier League title twice during his tenure with Arsenal. His retirement in 2011 marked the end of a journey that saw him play for Tottenham, Arsenal, Portsmouth, Notts County, and Newcastle.
Transitioning into coaching post-retirement, Campbell initially assumed the role of assistant manager for the Trinidad national team, working alongside head coach Dennis Lawrence. He later held managerial positions at Macclesfield and, more recently, Southend United.
Adding a personal note, Sol Campbell married Fiona Barratt, an interior designer and the granddaughter of Sir Lawrie ‘Brickie’ Barratt, founder of Barratt Homes.