Charlton Athletic are subject of a £30million takeover bid to rid the club of controversial owner Roland Duchatelet.
The Evening Standard is reporting that an unnamed businessman, who is a former banker with experience at ‘top-level’ football is thought to have submitted an offer to purchase the League One outfit.
Charlton have been on the decline since the Belgian purchased the club in 2014 and his tenure has been nothing short of a disaster.
But these fresh reports could see a light at the end of the tunnel for the Addicks who have campaigned against Duchatelet’s mismanagement for years.
This news comes hot on the heels after the EFL rejected the Addicks’ owner’s demands to handle the day-to-day running of the club, with Duchatelet retaining the Valley and training ground assets.
The prospective buyer in question is waiting to hear whether the offer will be accepted.
Sources close to the Evening Standard said: “The ball is very much in Charlton’s court and we will see how serious they are about selling.”
With proof of funds supplied and a more substation bid than other previous interested parties, now could be the time for Charlton fans to rejoice.
If this is indeed the moment Duchatelet leaves London, it will be a watershed moment in the Addicks’ history.
They need this man gone, and the sooner, the better – so there is every hope this latest offer will be accepted, and the club can move on from what has been a omnishambles for the past five years.