Date: 2nd November 2010 at 7:27am
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Wigan Athletic are up for sale, or so it seems with Dave Whelan freely admitting it`s time to get rid because he doesn`t want to pass the burden on to his grandkids.

With the Latics owner losing close friends John Benson and Ronnie Clayton, both died over the weekend, it appears that Whelan may have done some soul searching and took the decision to sell the club.

It is well known that Whelan used Blackburn Rovers and Jack Walker`s investment as his model for how he operated at the Latics, so he will have seen over the past few years how the Ewood Park club has been a drain on the finances of Walkers surviving family members, something Whelan doesn`t want to be his legacy to his grandkids.

Whelan is quoted as saying: “It would be unfair of me to pass the club to my grandchildren. I have been paying in more than £100million and I can`t put them in a position where they have to put money in.

“That is exactly what has happened at Blackburn.”


So the Latics are for sale, the question is who will be willing to buy?






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