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Carlisle United have “high net worth individual” wanting to invest

Andy Bell, Vice President of Carlisle United, reveals Carlisle owners exploring new offer

Potentially exciting times for Carlisle United Football Club, with news emerging this week that a “billionaire” is interested in investing into the Cumbrian outfit.

Carlisle are currently in the Sky Bet League Two, having endured a season of struggle in 2014/15 which saw Keith Curle’s team pull away from the relegation zone in the final few games.

Business Andrew Lapping had been in talks with the Carlisle board over the possibility of a takeover backed by several local business people, although it now appears that a new potential investor wants to get involved.

Andy Bell, Vice President of Carlisle United, recently revealed on his Twitter account that the unnamed billionaire would “work alongside any current local investors” and the Carlisle-based businessman has now issued a fresh statement on the developing story at Brunton Park.

Bell said on Thursday: “I have not been told who the new potential investor is all I know is that he/she is a high net worth individual who wants to invest in Carlisle United for the longer term.

“I have been told they are happy to invest alongside the existing investors that have shown interest via Andrew Lapping.

“John Nixon and Andrew Jenkins are now exploring their offer with solicitors and accountants etc to make sure this is a genuine proposal and that it is in the best interests of the club.”

Carlisle United has long been a football club with huge potential, especially given that they are remotely positioned from any other outfit in the Football League.

It appears that the huge potential catchment of new supporters allied to the core fanbase at Brunton Park has attracted interest which could lead to brighter times ahead for Carlisle and all connected with the club.

Carlisle United are currently 25/1 to win next season’s League Two title with SkyBet, although those odds will shrink in the coming weeks if the potential investment into the club starts to materialise.

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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