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More hopes ready to kill us

Is this the week Roland Duchatelet clears his football clubs from his wardrobe?

Today Duchatelet sold his Spanish club AD Alcorcón to Crystal Palace’s American investor David Blitzer and Ivan Bravo of the Aspire Academy of Qatar group. The deal is said to be worth between €12 million (£10.6 million) and €14 million (£12.4 million).

In January 2014 Duchatelet bought Charlton and AD Alcorcón just a couple of weeks apart, which may be a good omen because this afternoon it broke in Wales that current Cardiff City chairman Mehmet Dalman maybe close to buying the Addicks.

Negotiations between Dalman and Duchatelet are said to be at an advanced sale, but nothing is ever straightforward with the egotistical self-important Belgian.

A mystery ex-banker was linked with the club previously, and now sounds as if it is Dalman. Born in Paphos Dalman went to LSE and made his money in the city as an investment banker. He has had much involvement in football and the 60-year old is said to be ready to move into football club ownership. He is currently the chairman of Cardiff, but has no investment in the Welsh club owned by Vincent Tan.

Cardiff journalist Paul Abbandonato broke the news that was already being whispered and later stories have appeared on the BBC and The Standard, which stated that a fee has been agreed and sources close to Charlton have asked to see proof of funds. Meanwhile, Dalman is going through the club’s accounts.

Arrghh. We’ve had our happy news for a decade, you just know the old git has a nice long needle ready to pierce our balloon. We’ve been here too many times before.

7 Comments Post a comment
  1. Daarrzzetbum #

    Its the hopoe that kills you

    June 12, 2019
  2. Steve #

    #1 Charlton son tells me I shouldn’t get excited about the sh1t but he also told me we’d never get promoted with the current owner
    Mate at work a Cardiff fan reckons this guys the real deal
    Maybe 260519 93:54 was just the beginning

    June 12, 2019
  3. Alan Oakes #

    So the press and team suggests only good things about this guy—- so fingers crossed

    My big fear is that this is what maybe holding up a Bowyer et al deal. Bowyer says enough possibly walks to Derby if the press have it right , then RD screws it up again and we are in a right mess just as our 1/2 squad prepares for season….

    Never easy …..

    June 12, 2019
  4. Same, same the lies and spill keep on coming

    June 12, 2019
  5. Steve #

    The takeover by Dalman will not happen. RD is possessed by greed and a sale will only go through when a realistic price is set. The takeover rumours happen every time to coincide with season ticket sales. The man is a vindictive con artist.

    June 13, 2019
  6. Fake news to draw out other potential bidders and/or speed up dithering Aussies.

    June 13, 2019

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