HARDY SET FOR MAGPIES SWOOP
LOCAL businessman Alan Hardy is believed to have made a formal written offer to buy Notts County.
Chairman Ray Trew became Magpies owner in 2010 but announced last month that he was looking to sell the club after his family were subjected to “foul and mindless abuse”.
What’s more, HM Revenue & Customs have issued a winding-up petition against the club, with the case adjourned until April 25.
But there could be some good news for fans with Hardy, chief executive of the Paragon Group and owner of Nottinghamshire Golf and Country Club, understood to be interested in buying the club.
BBC Radio Nottingham said: “Alan Hardy is not disclosing the size of the offer made against a background where chairman Ray Trew has reportedly been asking for between £8-£10m, with £5m up front.
“Hardy has let it known he had no prior information that the club was facing a windingup petition from HMRC.
“The court hearing into HRMC’s petition is adjourned until the 25th of April, seemingly giving Trew less than 40 days to finalise a deal with new owners and suggesting a period of hard bargaining is imminent.”
INTEREST: Alan Hardy