Charlton have become a Belgian owned club, reports the South London Press but at a price of £20m, not the £14m originally reported: Takeover
The takeover has now been announced on the club's official site, confounding the sceptics who disregarded information coming from reliable sources. Richard Murray will become non-executive chairman.
Swedish midfielder Astrit Ajdarevic is the first of a number of players to join on loan from Standard Liege, in his case on a six month deal: Ajdarevic . Anyone around the Gare Centrale in Brussels should keep a lookout for other Standard Liege players boarding Eurostar.
It is understood that Roland Duchatelet is currently in the country. Contracts giving him control of the club are expected to be signed Friday morning. The contracts of players and staff will need to be sorted out. Chris Powell has expressed nervousness about his future, but hopefully he will be allowed to remain in place and given much needed funds to strengthen the club. In the longer run, however, a foreign owned club may require a foreign manager.