After weeks and weeks of speculation and false promises of a completed takeover deal, it looks as if Bolton Wanderers have finally found themselves a new owner.
Of course, nothing is set in stone until the deal is signed, sealed and delivered but it appears that we’re the closest we’ve been to a takeover deal in recent months.
The man who is potentially set to replace Ken Anderson as Bolton’s owner is reported to be former Watford chairman Laurence Bassini.
Many fans remain understandably sceptical of Bassini however, as the former Watford owner has been declared bankrupt twice in the past 12 years.
It appears on the surface as if Bolton are going straight from the frying pan and into the fire.
But what does Bassini have to say?
However, in an interview with talkSPORT’s Jim White, Laurence Bassini stated that he believes he can help get Bolton Wanderers back to the Premier League within three years.
You can check out Bassini’s full interview on talkSPORT here.
"I think #BWFC is a great club."
"It just needs the right infrastructure."
"If we stay up, it will be a two-year plan to get them back into the Premier League."
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) April 5, 2019
What Bassini says in the talkSPORT interview all sounds very promising. But you can’t help but feel sceptical when he says he can take the club back to the Premier League within two or three years.
Of course, you want to believe it but it’s worth taking everything he says with a pinch of salt until we’re lifting the Premier League trophy in a few years time.
This club has been through hell in the past few years. From relegation to flirting with administration, it’s not been an easy time to support Bolton Wanderers.
However, if what Bassini says is true, and that’s a big if, and he does have the funds to secure the club’s future and get it moving in the right direction again, then I’m all aboard the Bassini express.