Wigan Athletic admins confirm sale of club

Wigan Athletic's search for new owners appears to be over - with a preferred bidder in Spain having a bid accepted.
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“We are pleased to announce that we have reached agreement with a preferred bidder from Spain, said co-administrator Paul Stanley.

"The offer that has been accepted deals with not only the sale of the club but also allows the payment to non-football creditors to avoid the 15-point penalty this season.

"In addition, a substantial deposit has been received.

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“We are now working with our lawyers and the bidder to produce all of the necessary paperwork to submit to the EFL so that successful transfer of the football share can be made at the earliest opportunity.

“The preferred bidder who has experience in football has made it plain that they do not wish for their details to be made public until such time as the sale is completed and we are respecting this anonymity.

"No further details will be released until EFL approval has been obtained.”

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