Date:Wednesday July 11 2007
Former Leeds United chairman Ken Bates has won the race to purchase the club following administrators KPMG`s decision to sell Leeds United outside of the CVA (Company Voluntary Arrangement).
With a number of bids reported to have been made, for some bizarre reason it is now Bates, who was targeted by Customs & Revenue for his 8p in the £1 offer to creditors who will re-take control of the club. Joint administrator Richard Fleming said: 'We received several offers for the business which we considered carefully. The approved deal represents the best result for creditors in the circumstances and we believe provides the club with the best chance of survival.'
The statement now appears to insist that this was the only option for the club, and that Bates was the best man for the job. It remains to be seen just what HM Revenue & Customs and every other creditor think of this deal that may see the clubs debts completely wiped out. Fleming added: "We understand this has been a difficult time for all those concerned about the future of Leeds United.
'This deal is a necessary step if the club is to have a chance of playing in League One in the 2007/08 season. We wish the club well in its endeavours to secure a transfer of the Football Share.'
The 'New Leeds' are expected to release a statement in due course.
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