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.
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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.

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

"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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