The Lions look to have taken one step closer to a possible tie up with Lyngby Boldkulb this week.
Following the earlier speculation about a possible takeover or tie up of some sort with Danish side Lyngby Boldklup to begin our network of ‘sister clubs’ as we look to spread our wings, Aston Villa officials were set for a trip to visit the side and their board to open up a line of discussion.
News of that meeting has now filter through into the media and Danish outlet BT have reported that the meeting was fruitful and could be considered a success.
‘Friends of Lyngby’ staved off financial worries last week to stop the club going bust given their financial issues at the moment, Mads Byder – a spokesperson for the group – explained that the talks had been positive with Villa and although nothing is yet concrete concerning a deal, it more than remained a possibility after the discussions this week.
‘We had a good meeting with Aston Villa management. We have shown them our Lyngby DNA both on the pitch and at powerpoint. They seemed interested in our club and they went home with a positive impression after their meeting with the municipality too.’
Byder went on to say that a ‘dialogue’ has now been established which has firmed some things up and he felt that the talks had given ‘blood to the teeth of ‘Friends of Lyngby’.
Praising Villa for the talks, he explained that we had ‘shown a genuine and positive interest in the project’ and that the Friends of Lyngby group were open to letting more ‘co-owners’ come on board.
BT state that the talks were that successful that having saved the club from going bust and making a ‘not for sale’ declaration on Sunday, the expectation is Villa/Xia will become majority shareholder whilst the existing owners remain at the top table, so they would come under the Villa umbrella but not 100%.
With little known on the actual plans, talk turns in the report to a feeder type setup as well as more knowledge of the Superliga itself, but part of the deal would definitely include our youngsters going out for competitive games with them.
There are other expressions of interest though, so this still has a way to run and for anyone wondering about the ‘meeting with the municipality’ they also quote new Director Birkir Jorgensen as saying.
‘I can not answer what they should talk to Lyngby-Taarbaek Municipality about. But I can guess what it is. Because they have some reason and some contruction and we have a football club.’
The initial guess would be infrastructure and some reports mention the potential for homes, and wider community building propositions.
We’ll still have to see if anything comes from this, but Keith Wyness and the others who travelled certainly seem to be doing their due diligence on all aspects of the club and potential further growth areas down the line.
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