Charlie Methven issues statement amid Massimo Cellino’s Charlton Athletic takeover interest

Charlton Athletic’s owners, Global Football Partners, have no intention of selling the club despite reports that Massimo Cellino is considering an acquisition.
The Thomas Sandgaard era at Charlton Athletic ended last summer when Global Football Partners completed the club’s ownership.

Charlie Methven, who was formerly involved in Stewart Donald’s ownership of Sunderland, is a key figure in the present ownership. The Addicks are looking forward to a brighter future following a difficult few years, with manager Nathan Jones charged with taking the team ahead once more.

However, eyebrows were aroused when acquisition interest in the South London outfit surfaced this week.

According to reports in Italy, Massimo Cellino, the infamous former Leeds United owner and current Brescia custodian, is considering a buyout of Charlton Athletic.

However, responding to the South London Press, the aforementioned Methven has clarified GBF’s position. On the recent takeover rumours, he stated

charlton athletic, Charlie Methven issues statement amid Massimo Cellino’s Charlton Athletic takeover interest

“Charlton Athletic is a magnificent club that will always attract interest from players, managers, and even potential owners.

“Our ownership group, Global Football Partners, are intensely proud and happy to be the owners of the club and any thoughts of selling it couldn’t be any further from our minds”As such, we take the conjecture with a wry smile and, while we respect any interest that has been lodged with us or speculated about, we are simply delighted and glad to be the caretakers of Charlton Athletic for the medium to long term.”

No surprise.

Even if Cellino’s interest is genuine, it would be surprising if Charlton Athletic changed ownership. Their current ownership has only been in place for a year, so it’s surprising to see the team shift hands so soon.

The Addicks are a club with a lot of potential, and following the inadequacies of previous owners, the present leaders will be determined to maximise it.

Charlton was once a Premier League fixture, and with the correct investment, there’s no reason why they should be stuck in League One. They recruit outstanding talent to their prestigious academy, and with Nathan Jones at the helm, the Addicks can look forward to a brighter future.

They’ve improved their season in recent months, and with the 2024/25 season approaching, there’s no reason Charlton Athletic shouldn’t have high hopes.

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