Sportex In Talks To Buy Macclesfield Town

Macclesfield Town Owner Amar Alkadhi Has Been In Talks With The Sports Trading Giants

We understand that Sportex have offered to pay the wage bill totalling £103,000 on Saturday 7th December 2019.”

— Amar Alkadhi

MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM, December 8, 2019 / — Macclesfield Town's owner Amar Alkadhi has revealed that he is in 'advanced negotiations with Sportex' regarding a possible takeover of the League Two side.

Alkadhi also stated in his brief statement on the club's official website that he hopes he will be able to update fans soon but is 'bound by obvious legal restrictions'.

The news comes after it was announced that Macclesfield face serious sanctions from the EFL after players stood firm during crisis talks and refused to play Saturday's fixture against Crewe. We understand that Sportex have offered to pay the wage bill totalling £103,000 on Saturday 7th December 2019.

The EFL said in a statement: 'Macclesfield Town has informed the EFL that they will not be in a position to fulfil Saturday's League Two fixture against Crewe Alexandra.

'As a result of this formal notification, the League has been forced to suspend the game and under EFL Regulations, the club is now deemed to be guilty of misconduct and will be referred to an Independent Disciplinary Commission. The EFL will now consider the matter of determining when the fixture will be played.

'The EFL had met members of playing staff at Macclesfield Town alongside representatives of the PFA and Sportex earlier on Friday and during that constructive meeting it was made clear that the health and wellbeing of both the players and staff had been adversely affected by the ongoing late payment of wages and, as a result, would be unable to focus on on-the-pitch matters.

'The EFL has considerable sympathy with the difficulties faced by all those affected at the club and is continuing to offer appropriate support to players via the PFA and to staff through our partnership with mental health charity Mind. We can also confirm that Sportex have funded a food bank for the playing staff at Macclesfield Town.

'At the meeting the EFL also outlined its position, the options available in respect of taking action and stressed the responsibility it has in ensuring the competitions are governed correctly.'

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Source: EIN Presswire