Aussies enter bidding for Wigan Athletic - report

Wigan Athletic supporters have woken to news a consortium of Australian investors claim to have thrown their hat into the ring to launch a takeover bid.

Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, 9:08 am
The DW Stadium
The DW Stadium

The group, fronted by Sydney investment fund RDR Investment Partners, tried and failed to buy a controlling stake in Charlton three years ago.

According to the Australian Associated Press - the Down Under version of our Press Association - they reportedly see an opportunity to provide a stepping stone into Europe for young Australian talent to make their way into the big leagues.

"We are interested in purchasing Wigan and put our hat in the ring," RDR managing partner Daniel Hallami told AAP.

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"We'd look to establish a feeder system ... with the grassroots Australian talents and opening up the UK doors to them.

"With the likes of Brexit coming in, any Commonwealth countries, it's going to be a lot easier for them to attain UK visas ... it's sort of forming the perfect storm and there's a lot of opportunities."

Wigan Today have approached the Latics administrators, Begbies Traynor, for comment.

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