(Reuters) - Former Watford owner Laurence Bassini has agreed a deal to buy Bolton Wanderers subject to English Football League (EFL) approval, the English Championship (second-tier) club announced on Wednesday. Wanderers, whose players have gone on strike multiple times over unpaid wages this season, could be relegated to League One when they face Aston Villa on Friday as they sit 23rd in the Championship standings. The club said that once the deal is ratified by the EFL, "all the long terms debts to British tax authorities (HM Revenue and Customs) and suppliers" will be settled. "I am very pleased to hand over ownership of this great club to Laurence, I wish him and all of our supporters the very best for the future," Anderson said. A founder member of the Football League in 1888, and four-times FA Cup winners, Bolton finished sixth in the Premier League in 2005 and qualified for European competition before being relegated in 2012.
Source: The Star April 17, 2019 15:33 UTC