The Sun are reporting that a consortium led by businessman Matt Southall and former Blackburn Rovers Head of Operations Paul Senior are interested in buying the club from Tony Xia.
Our defeat in the Playoff Final to Fulham has reportedly prompted our owner to “cut his losses” and sell up.
However, supporters on Twitter were highly sceptical about the story. Here is some of the reaction:
It’s @TheSun don’t believe it
— Adam AVFC (@adpage87) 3 June 2018
Who actually reads the sun?
— Al Hodgetts (@al_hodgetts) 4 June 2018
I would have expected a categoric denial by now
— Sam Harrison (@Shy_Rhy) 4 June 2018
Its The Sun but @Dr_TonyXia has gone quiet on twitter which worries me slightly. Please tell us what is happening. Let’s have a club statement and shut the press up.
— Ady Milne (@mooseavfc) 4 June 2018
I think if we fail to go up next season, then it is highly probable that Dr. Tony will be looking to move on.
— Daniel Delaney (@danieldelaney88) 4 June 2018
— Ashley Booth (@Ashbooth71) 4 June 2018
— Will Davies (@wilsterdavies1) 3 June 2018
Hahaha……same old The Sun spreading more rubbish
— Richard (@angryrich) 3 June 2018
— Tony ivar Holthe (@TonyIvar) 3 June 2018
Its in the Sun so it must be true
— Spencer Waller (@SJ_AV81) 3 June 2018
It is not advisable to trust any report from the Sun. I’m with most fans who will take this story by David Coverdale with a large pinch of salt.
Until a more reliable source corroborates it, I don’t think it’s worth getting too worked up about. Of course, there is a possibility that Tony Xia may look to cash in after failing to get this club back into the big time.
However, his recent statement about plans for the future doesn’t suggest that he intends to sell. That may change, but we’ll have to see.