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50-year-old issues ownership update involving Charlton Athletic and Bolton Wanderers

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Laurence Bassini has confirmed that he will decide over the weekend as to whether he wants to move ahead with a potential takeover at Charlton Athletic, or try and head back to Bolton Wanderers in an interview with Sky Sports. 

Charlton have recently revealed that a change of ownership is in the process of being changed heading into the summer.

Charlton are yet to reveal the identity of the potential new owner, but a deal has been agreed by Tahnoon Nimer to sell his shares in East Street Investments.

A provisional agreement for Bassini to buy the club was discussed at last week’s board meeting although former Chairman Matt Southall has rejected the notice of the sale.

However, any potential takeover of Charlton by Bassini could depend on whether he is to pursue a move to Bolton Wanderers, with it being well-documented that he is keen to take charge of the Trotters.

Bolton are currently struggling in League One, and their off-the-field troubles earlier in the season seem to have caught up with them, with the Trotters being 21 points adrift of safety in the second tier.

Whilst Charlton also occupy a spot in the relegation zone in the Championship, and will be hoping they can be given an opportunity to fire themselves out of the bottom three at the earliest of opportunities.

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The Verdict:

This is likely to go on for the majority of the summer.

I’d be surprised if any potential agreement was reached between Bassini and Bolton anytime soon, as he comes with some controversial matters from his past in football.

Both clubs have had their fair share of off-the-field troubles, and the club’s supporters will be keen for that to reach a resolution in the near future.


Editorial Assistant at Snack Media, writing for Football League World on a regular basis! Sports Journalism graduate from Southampton Solent University.

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