HAMLET’S HELL AT RIO’S £10M SNUB
DULWICH HAMLET say they are “incredibly disappointed” that a multi-million pound offer from homegrown hero Rio Ferdinand to save the club was rejected.
The former England captain made the offer, close to £10m, through his affordable housing company Legacy Foundation in December to buy the club’s Champion Hill ground from owners Meadow Residential.
Meadow, though, say they want more than £13m for the site, putting the club’s future in serious doubt. In a statement issued on twitter on Friday, the club said: “We were aware of Rio’s bid in December and were incredibly disapp-ointed that it didn’t seem to be taken seriously. We saw Legacy as the perfect fit.
“We’ve been working with a third party since the new year to try to broker a deal with Meadow to move the club out of this situation. Despite our best efforts, we’ve gotten nowhere.
“We do not expect our license to be extended past the end of the season so we are currently exploring ground share options both inside and outside the borough.”