The current owner of the club, disappointed in the football business, ready to sell, “Charlton” for 20 million pounds
– Russian businessman Alisher Usmanov is considering the purchase of English football club “Charlton”, reports the Daily Mail.
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It is noted that Usmanov, recently parted with his stake in Arsenal (the proceeds of the Russians amounted to 600 million pounds), wants to stay in English football. Can not be said about the current owner of “Charlton” Belgian Roland Duralite: he was disappointed in the football business.
“The football business does not suit me. If you want to lose real money, buy a football club. Investing in football was a mistake in my life” – said earlier Duralite.
The Daily Mail claims that Duralite ready to sell “Charlton” for 20 million pounds (which is 6 million more than he paid for the club four years ago), and if the deal goes through, is likely to cause positive emotions in the now negative for the Belgian fans of the club. Besides, “Charlton” has debts of 60 million pounds.
Currently, “Charlton” is a representative of the League 1, the third largest division in English football, while in the middle of the last decade playing in the Premier League. In season 2005/06 the club were defending the Russian football player Alexey Smertin. By the end of next season, “Charlton” was eliminated from the Premier League and since then it never returned.
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