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Chinese Company 5USport Purchases 60% Stake In League One Side Northampton Town

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 27 / 17

League One side Northampton Town has been taken over by Chinese sports company 5USport, according to SKY SPORTS. Talks between the parties have reportedly been "ongoing for a number of months" and a deal has now been finalized. Following approval from the English Football League, the sports developm...

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