Wigan Athletic takeover off amid claims bidder reduced offer by almost 50%

  • Administrators had been negotiating takeover since September
  • Club say accepting offer would have led to 15-point deduction

Wigan Athletic’s prospective takeover is off, with the League One club claiming that the Spanish bidders reduced their offer by almost 50%.

An offer fronted by the Leganes owner, Felipe Moreno, was accepted by the club’s administrators in September but the process had dragged on until Tuesday morning, when an official club statement revealed the news.

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