Hong Kong company eyes Wigan Athletic

Central Station | 9 Feb 2018

Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan has agreed in principle to sell the English football club to International Entertainment Corporation.

IEC said it had been given an exclusive two-week window until February 14 to negotiate the terms of the deal with footballer turned owner Whelan.

Whelan, 81, took over at Wigan in 1995 and presided over their rise from the fourth tier to the Premier League a decade later. The club currently sit top of the table in the third-tier League One.

Its current chairman, Stanley Choi, is a professional poker player, according to China Sports Insider.

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