Simon Jordan slates prospective Bolton buyer Laurence Bassini: ‘He won’t have their best interests in mind – just ask Watford fans’
Simon Jordan says Bolton Wanderers’ prospective new buyer is EVEN WORSE than current owner Ken Anderson.
English businessman Laurence Bassini ‘won’t have Bolton’s best interests in mind’, according to the talkSPORT pundit, who added: ‘just ask Watford fans’.
Former Watford owner Bassini was revealed as the man set to save Bolton from impending liquidation during the club’s latest High Court hearing on Wednesday.
But the news has not been welcomed with open arms due to Bassini’s chequered history, in terms of both his personal finances and his ill-fated spell in charge at Vicarage Road, which lasted all of 13 months.
The 48-year-old has TWICE been declared bankrupt and was banned from owning an EFL club for three years in 2013 for alleged financial misconduct.
He has since been cleared to return to football by the EFL and now looks set to take over at Bolton, having vowed to take the Trotters back to the Premier League.
But former Crystal Palace owner Jordan believes his arrival could be bad news for the in-trouble club.
“I know him, I dealt with him when I was trying to do a deal on Portsmouth in 2012,” he told talkSPORT host Jim White on Wednesday.
“And I’m sorry, but if Bolton fans think they’ve got a problem with Ken Anderson, they’re going to have a bigger problem with Laurence Bassini.
“It’s no surprise Ken has been keeping this under wraps, now that we know who it potentially is.
“I think Bolton fans deserve better than this. Everyone deserves an opportunity to rehabilitate and reform, but this is not a guy who is going to go into Bolton with their bests interests in mind – just ask Watford fans.
“I’ve dealt with him, I know what he was all about when we tried to a deal on Portsmouth.
“It’s not sour grapes, I’ve got no issue with what he is or isn’t.
“But, my God, if they [Bolton fans] think they’re out of the fire now, they’ve got no idea.”
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