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ADDICKS TO BE SOLD TO AUSSIES?

12-Apr 21:33, by Ketts

News has emerged of possible new owners for the Addicks.

Stories emerged on Wednesday evening that Charlton were in discussions with an Australian consortium about the sale of the club. Here is what ITV News had to say:


"League One Charlton Athletic are in takeover talks with an Australian consortium, ITV News understands.
Owner Roland Duchatelet has overseen a troubled spell at The Valley, which has resulted in fighting relegation from the third tier.
The Belgian bought the club in 2014, leading them to relegation to League One and the fans hold regular protests against the club's hierarchy.‎
Numerous games have been delayed due to items being thrown onto the pitch in protest and there has been a sharp drop in attendances, as the Addicks have slipped to 16th in League One.
When the takeover was rumoured on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon, many Charlton fans reacted with joy at the prospect of Duchatelet leaving The Valley.
A club spokesperson told ITV News: "The club is not for sale and our immediate priority is maintaining our League One status." "‎ ‎

The news is the first real sign that Roland Duchatelet is willing to listen to offers for the club, though social media rumours have been rife for weeks.

Time will tell if the Australian bid comes to fruition.‎


 

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