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Matt Southall tried to buy Charlton Athletic before – ESI keen on deal for West Ham United midfielder

BY RICHARD CAWLEY

Matt Southall’s interest in a Charlton takeover is nothing new – he started looking at the South London club in 2010.

East Street Investments have agreed a deal to buy the Championship side off Roland Duchatelet.
The EFL interview the current owner first as part of their approval process. Then they will talk to Abu Dhabi-based businessman Tahnoon Nimer, Southall and Jonathan Heller, who would make up the new board.
Southall, pictured above, will be the new chairman.
He was part of a different consortium looking to buy Charlton off Richard Murray nine years ago – only for the SE7 outfit to fall into the hands of Tony Jimenez and Kevin Cash.
ESI are keen on making Josh Cullen’s deal into a permanent one. West Ham have a clause to extend the Republic of Ireland international’s stay until 2021.
PICTURE BY PAUL EDWARDS

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4 thoughts on “Matt Southall tried to buy Charlton Athletic before – ESI keen on deal for West Ham United midfielder

  • Ahhhh if only that would have happened, would we have had to endure years of pain, hope he’s heart is in the right place, we don’t want jump out out of the frying pan into the fire

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  • Boris Johnson

    I love you Richard Cawley x

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  • Dave cole

    The only way is up from now on fingers crossed

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  • Peter gregg

    I know patience is a virtue but this approval seems to be taking.a long time.peter

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