‘A bag of nonsense’ – Simon Jordan responds to Laurence Bassini interview and still says takeover is bad news for Bolton


‘A bag of nonsense’ – Simon Jordan responds to Laurence Bassini interview and still says takeover is bad news for Bolton

Simon Jordan has responded to talkSPORT’s exclusive interview with Laurence Bassini, and still believes his prospective takeover is not good news for Bolton.

In a rare chat with Jim White, Bassini laid out his plans for the Trotters if his purchase of the in-trouble club goes through and assured fans their beloved Bolton would be in good hands.


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The businessman also called out former Crystal Palace owner Jordan, who said on talkSPORT earlier this week that Bassini is even worse than current owner Ken Anderson.

On Wednesday, Jordan told talkSPORT he knew Bassini from 2012, when they were in discussions over a potential deal to take over at Portsmouth.

talkSPORT host Jim White spoke exclusively with Laurence Bassini

During Friday’s interview, Bassini said Jordan ‘kept phoning me day after day, driving me mad’ about an offer to join him in business to purchase Pompey, and then ‘turned and got all funny on me’ after Bassini said no.

But, in response to the interview on Friday’s Jim White show, Jordan said that was ‘a bag of nonsense’.

He also reiterated his view that Anderson selling to Bassini would be ‘a carnival of horrors’ for Bolton.

“Listen, we spoke on Wednesday about him and I had some views and I don’t expect him not to have some views back on me,” said Jordan.

“My experiences with Laurence were – I got a phone call out of the blue back in 2012 because he had read my book, he announced himself as Laurence Bassini and I said, ‘…I have no idea who you are’.

“He talked about wanting to get me back in football, which I had no interest in whatsoever. Then he talked to me about Portsmouth, and I has certainly had no interest in getting involved with Laurence on any level, given what I spoke to him about, how he came across.