Belgian millionaire on brink of Charlton buyout

Championship outfit Charlton Athletic are being sold to Belgian millionaire Roland Duchatelet.

The Daily Mail reports the business tycoon who made his fortune in electronics is understood to have paid a cut-price £14m for the London club who are currently lying sixth from bottom in the championship.

The takeover follows the collapse last month at the due diligence stage of a proposed purchase of Charlton by American sports franchise owner Josh Harris.

Duchatelet is a high profile figure in Belgium where he owns Standard Liege, the current leaders of the Belgian Pro League, as well as founding a small social liberal political party Vivant who believe in a basic minimum wage for all.

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