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Wigan’s potential new owners willing to MOVE stadium if takeover is sealed

Wigan’s potential new owners are said to be willing to MOVE from their current stadium if the takeover is sealed, according to reports.

Reliable journalist Alan Nixon states that a takeover by American duo Randy Frankel and Michael Kalt remains in talks about the shock switch of ‘home’ as they try to get a deal done to save the club from going under.

The change of location, from the League One club’s current DW Stadium ground to Leigh’s Rugby League stadium would need approval by the English Football League.

The Leigh Sports Village Stadium is already used by Manchester United in the Women’s Super League along with the Premier League club’s reserves team.

This idea has also been put past the supporters groups and the local authorities and is now part of their plans for the future going forward.

The group, which is advised and fronted by Frenchman Gauthier Ganaye, are said to be unwilling to cash up the £3million asking price for their current home.

They have offered £500,001 for the football club and training ground, however that was subsequently rejected by the administrators.

The admins are demanding the £3 million sum for the stadium to be paid too, and that will covers the costs along with the creditors and legal fees.

it is already known that Wigan rugby chief Ian Lenagan, former chairman of Oxford United and EFL chairman, has been trying to buy the DW Stadium and become the landlord rather than a tenant.

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Negotiations are still going ahead, but the French-American team are unhappy with the rental terms that he is requesting, so now they have turn their attention to a move to Leigh’s modern and compact ground as an alternative.

After reading that Wigan’s potential new owners are willing to MOVE stadium if the takeover is sealed, it of course caused plenty of discussions among the Latics supporters.

Take a look at what they had to ‘tweet’ or ‘comment’ about below…

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