Wigan agree takeover deal with bid from Spain and set to avoid points deduction

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Wigan Athletic are set to be saved by an anonymous bidder from Spain.

The League One club’s administrators have confirmed an offer has been accepted.

And it will provide Wigan fans with a huge sense of relief, so long as the takeover is approved by the EFL.

A statement read: “We are pleased to announce that we have reached agreement with a preferred bidder from Spain.

"The offer that has been accepted deals with not only the sale of the club but also allows the payment to non-football creditors to avoid the 15-point penalty this season.

"In addition, a substantial deposit has been received. We are now working with our lawyers and the bidder to produce all of the necessary paperwork to submit to the EFL so that successful transfer of the football share can be made at the earliest opportunity.

"The preferred bidder who has experience in football has made it plain that they do not wish for their details to be made public until such time as the sale is completed and we are respecting this anonymity.

"No further details will be released until EFL approval has been obtained.”

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Wigan have had a tricky start to life in League One following their relegation from the Championship last season.

One victory and two defeats has left them in 16th place heading into October.

But the boost from the proposed takeover will give the club a massive lift, on and off the pitch.

  • Wigan Athletic FC
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