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Disgraced former Watford owner agrees deal to buy Bolton Wanderers

 Published on: 18th April 2019   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Watford FC

Former Watford owner Laurence Bassini is back in football after he agreed a deal to buy Bolton Wanderers.

The former Hornets owner who has twice been declared bankrupt and was banned frown owning an EFL club for three years in 2013 said he will get Bolton back in the Premier League within three years.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Bassini said he is aiming to get Bolton to the Premier League within three years.

He said: “If it wasn’t my love and affection for football and this club, I wouldn’t be coming back. I think Bolton is a great, great club. I looked at it two years ago before Mr Anderson. They’re a great club and they deserve more. I think they have the potential to return to the top.”

Bassini’s short spell at Watford ended when he sold the club to the Pozzo family and he stressed Bolton fans should not worry about his previous controversial dealings.

He commented: “I wasn’t able to do anything because I had too many people helping themselves and doing things they shouldn’t have done with Watford, hence I had to go bankrupt. I didn’t have a choice, because I had been set up very beautifully.

“But the truth always comes out. There is no time limit on fraud, so those people who did what they did: be aware that the authorities are going to come and get you. As for going forward, we can only look ahead and make things better.”

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