Nottingham Forest takeover is all but done - reliable journalist
By Harvey Byrne
Evangelos Marinakis’ takeover of Nottingham Forest is all but done, according to a reliable journalist.
The 49-year-old owner of Greek giants Olympiacos has long been linked with a takeover of the Midlands club and on 10 May BBC Sport reported that the Greek businessman was being assessed by the English Football League.
It was detailed by the BBC that Marinakis is facing accusations of match-fixing in Greece to which he denies and is waiting to find out whether the case against him will go to trial.
Now, John Percy, the Midlands football reporter for the Daily Telegraph claimed via his personal Twitter account that Marinakis would be meeting with the EFL on Monday and that the deal is getting closer with soon to be resolved minor issues in the way of the takeover’s completion.
#nffc takeover update #302. Evangelos Marinakis is with the EFL today, deal is getting closer. Minor issues which should be resolved soon
— John Percy (@JPercyTelegraph) May 15, 2017
Current Forest owner Fawaz Al-Hasawi has been in charge of the club since July 2012 after purchasing the estate of the late Nigel Doughty.
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The Kuwaiti businessman has since fallen out of favour with fans due to a number of decisions, which includes manager sackings and player transfers which have left the prestigious club struggling in the Championship table.
Supporters will now be hoping that the next takeover of Nottingham Forest will help the famous side return to past glories.
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