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Potential new owner reaffirms interest in Charlton Athletic takeover

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Andrew Barclay has reaffirmed his interest in buying Charlton Athletic, The Valley, and the club’s training ground. 

The Addicks were relegated to League One last night after a dramatic late winner at Griffin Park saw Barnsley secure survival with a 2-1 win over Brentford.

Charlton were comprehensively beaten 4-0 by Championship winners Leeds United at Elland Road but in truth, it was results elsewhere that really cost them – with Luton Town also grabbing a victory.

Ahead of yesterday’s game, Barclay – who is understood to have joined forces with ex-Addicks CEO Peter Varney in order to try and buy the club – took to Twitter to reaffirm his interest in a takeover, whatever the result.

The south London club have had a number of off-field issues this season, mostly concerning East Street Investments’ takeover – which is being investigated by the EFL.

According to London News Online, former owner Roman Duchalet remains insistent that he has a deal in place with ESI, which gives them a five-year window to buy Charlton’s ground and training ground off him.

Charlton are now heading back into League One and await the findings of the pending EFL investigation.

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The Verdict

This is a positive for Addicks fans as Barclay has reaffirmed his interest in buying the club and indicated that he remains keen despite the relegation to League One.

Last night was a real heartbreaker for Charlton and you’d imagine things might get worse before they get better with Lee Bowyer linked with a move away.

The south London club need a bit of stability at the moment, you’d hope Barclay and Varney can bring that and can secure a deal.


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