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Bassini reveals Blackburn offer ahead of Watford takeover

The man set to buy Watford has revealed he had the chance to takeover Blackburn Rovers.

Laurence Bassini, a client of city investment bank Seymour Pierce, revealed he was offered the club by agent Jerome Anderson, who is now working as an adviser for Venky's.

He said: "I was offered Blackburn Rovers, as Jerome Anderson is a good friend of mine, and I went to see some games there.

"There was talk of it but I decided that I wanted to be near London.

"Also I have lived near Watford all my life, it is a family club and it has that warm feeling to it.

"For me it is nice to be involved with this club. It has that family feel and I am into that.

"I am a football fan, I like watching all sorts of teams but I am a Watford fan.

"I am here and supporting Watford. I have gone to all their games this season."

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