Wigan Athletic Supporters Club deliver update
The Wigan Athletic Supporters Club say the Bahrain-based bidders remain 'at an advanced stage of negotiations' and they 'remain optimistic that a successful conclusion can be reached'.
The fans' group released a statement on Friday morning, after administrator Paul Stanley told Wigan Today the interest from Bahrain 'has ‘just gone very, very cold’.
"We are aware of speculation on social media regarding the position of the Bahraini group’s ongoing takeover bid for Wigan Athletic," the statement read.
"Over the course of this week (w/c March 1) we have continued to stay in regular contact with the administrators and the EFL.
"We have been informed by the administrators that several interested parties remain at various different stages of talks regarding a takeover for the club.
"On Thursday, March 4 we spoke directly with a representative of the Bahraini group, and they have confirmed they are continuing to work closely with the administrators with the aim of purchasing Wigan Athletic.
"They are at an advanced stage of negotiations and, based on our conversations, we remain optimistic that a successful conclusion can be reached.
"We do however share all supporters’ concerns regarding the ongoing lack of clarity regarding timescales for completion.
"As such, we will continue to speak with the administrators, the EFL and the prospective purchasers in the coming days, and will continue to press for insight in terms of expected timings and next steps from all stakeholders.
"At the same time we are also working to advance to the final stages of planning regarding the structure and funding of the Supporters’ Solution, to ensure that this safeguard is ready to engage should the sale not be completed."
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