According to a report from The Bolton News, Laurence Bassini is planning on launching a legal battle at Bolton over the decision to appoint administrators to the club and hotel.
Bassini, who looked a shoo-in to succeed Ken Anderson as Bolton’s owner, allegedly disputes the decision to place the club into administration as he believes it contravened the sale and purchase agreement he made with Ken Anderson.
On top of that, the former Watford chairman is seemingly persisting with his bid to take over Bolton Wanderers despite the deal falling through once already.
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Tomorrow incidentally marks the deadline for interested parties to submit bids to buy the club.
Speaking to The Bolton News, Bassini claimed to have access to £30 million to complete a deal for the club and to save Bolton Wanderers from liquidation.
While it’s all well and good for Bassini to make such claims, surely if he did have the money, his previous and nearly completed deal to buy the club would have succeeded?
There has been a lot of apprehension surrounding Laurence Bassini as soon as his name was mentioned in connection with the club, with several fans believing Bolton would be going straight “from the frying pan and into the fire.”
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The former Watford owner has been bankrupted twice and was the subject of the controversial ‘safegate’ at his previous club.
While Bassini’s intentions have always sounded positive, there is little evidence to back up his extravagant claims and alleged plan to get Bolton back to the Premier League inside three years.
What Bolton fans want more than anything after the debacle of the last few months is for some much-needed stability and I find it hard to believe that Bassini can offer that.
So, thank you for your interest Mr Bassini but no thank you.