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League One Side Wigan Athletic Reportedly Agrees To Takeover Deal

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 18 / 17

League One side Wigan Athletic "could be under new ownership by the end of the year" after Hong Kong-based investors agreed to a takeover deal worth in excess of £20M ($26.4M), according to Simon Stone of the BBC. The sale of the club is "subject to due diligence and approval" from the English...

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