This week has seen frantic activity behind the scenes at Ewood Park, with a number of unexpected developments bringing radical change to the landscape in the ongoing bid to assume ownership of Blackburn Rovers Football Club. Doubts over the respective bids of Syed Ali and the reported mystery bidders have led to a new twist in the long-running saga, which first became widely known in June when Saurin Shah made his interest public.
While it is believed that Saurin Shah still remains on the scene, BRFCS have learnt that yet another party from India has made its interest in the purchase of Blackburn Rovers known. Reliable sources have informed BRFCS that VH Group from Pune, India, have now entered the race. VH Group have an annual turnover of 17 billion Indian rupees and are the largest manufacturer and distributor of poultry products in India, with their initial profits coming from manufacture of chicken feed.
BRFCS have contacted VH Group for a statement regarding their reported involvement, but at the time of publication they had not yet responded.
BRFCS also believe that Syed Ali’s bid to purchase Rovers is close to breakdown. There still remain a number of issues which Mr Ali has not been able to clear. Sources at Ewood have also indicated that if all the current takeover talks fail, then it is likely that the club will be taken off the market and the Trust will look at an alternative method of financing the club. Discuss