Billionaire Launches Bid to Buy Bolton Wanderers

  • January 29, 2016 | By Chris Mann
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Billionaire Roger Tamraz has made public his interest in purchasing Bolton Wanderers, less than 24 hours after the Supporters' Trust registered their own intent.

Tamraz, who is deputy chairman of Middle East Airlines and also founded Tamoil, an oil company based in the Netherlands, is believed to have been running in opposition to Dean Holdsworth's Sports Shield Consortium for several months, but has moved to issue a statement to local media.

Posted by The Bolton News, a spokesman for Tamraz said: "After months of work Mr Tamraz and his team have put together a bid to buy the football club from present owner Eddie Davies.

"Building on the current assets, namely the Macron Stadium, Whites Hotel, Euxton training ground, the Lostock academy, and the Community Trist, Mr Tamraz wans to see Bolton Wanderers once again become a community club at the heart of the Bolton community.

"If the bid is successfuly, fans will be involved as never before, as Mr Tamraz seeks to rebuild the image of the club."

Tamraz's declaration comes less than a day after the Bolton Wanderers Supporters' Trust outlined their intent to purchase a majority share in the club, after writing to the club's current owner in order to gain preferred bidder status.

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