Price agreed. Twice?
Despite snow covering SE7 and it’s surrounds Richard Murray put the sun back in the sky this afternoon when he gave a takeover update to supporters.
“I said in January that negotiations with two parties on the takeover were continuing well and I hoped a deal would be concluded in February of this year. Although the takeover has not yet been completed, the good news is the terms of the deal, including the price, have now been agreed between the parties and we are now just waiting for their respective lawyers to finalise the sale and purchase agreement.”
However confusion reigns over if there are two parties that have agreed a fee, or just the one. Clear as crystal it is not, which will become the epilogue for Roland Duchatelet’s financial dealings of the club since he bought us 4 years ago.
It has later been confirmed by the club that there are two buying parties remaining in the hunt, with an assumption that the same price has been agreed by both but with a lot of the finer details to be determined. In my experience that’s a very unusual arrangement.
No one said it would be easy.