Rising TV payouts attract buyers to Premiership clubs

As Manchester City became the subject of takeover talks last week, it seems that no Premiership club is safe from big-money investors.

16th December, 2006

As Manchester City became the subject of takeover talks last week, it seems that no Premiership club is safe from big-money investors. The club’s chairman, John Wardle, said last week that he would be willing to step aside if takeover talks ended in a bid.

‘‘Hopefully something comes of these talks because I would be prepared to pass the baton on, if it allowed the club to get back into the honours,” he...

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