Uruguayan businessman Juan Sartori is interested in buying League One club Oxford United, according to the Daily Star.
Sartori, 36, has reportedly already met with the Oxford United Supporters Trust about taking over the club and looks to have made a good first impression.
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Sartori is the president and founder of Union Group, a “privately held firm investing in underdeveloped natural resources, infrastructure and real estate sectors in high growth Latin American economies.”
Oxford United, under the management of Michael Appleton, are currently 10th in the League One table with seven games of the season left to play. The club are currently seven points away from the play-off places so promotion this season is looking very unlikely, but Sartori may be the man to change this for next season.
Oxford’s push for the play-offs has been let down recently by results like a 0-2 home defeat to Bristol Rovers and a narrow away defeat at Oldham Athletic. Oxford will have expected to get at least a draw from both of these games.
Oxford won automatic promotion from League Two last season after they finished the season in a very impressive 2nd place. A top-half finish looks to be on the cards this season, which is superb for a newly-promoted side.
Bury visit the Kassam Stadium tonight and Oxford will be looking to win this game and keep their faint hopes of securing a play-off place alive. Bury are 17th in League One, but have only been defeated once in their last ten games.
Whether the team reach sixth place this season or not, they can be very proud of the season they’ve had. With the news that a takeover may be about to happen, fans can look forward to next season with a lot of optimism.