1PM UPDATE: Wrexham FC to be sold to new company

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A DEAL has been agreed to sell Wrexham FC "as soon as possible" with the stadium and training ground to follow, it is revealed today (Monday).

A statement issued by the club says it has agreed an option with new company Van Morton Investments Ltd.

Former Macclesfield boss Robert Bickerton becomes chairman and Tony Allan a director, the latter also serving as chief executive.

Geoff Moss and Ian Roberts are to step down from the board of the club and become vice-presidents.

The full statement reads as follows.

"WREXHAM VILLAGE LTD announces that it has agreed an option with Van Morton Investments Ltd to allow it to purchase Wrexham FC as soon as possible and at a later stage the stadium and training ground.

As a result of this Robert Bickerton has joined the Board of Directors as Chairman and Tony Allan has joined the Board as a Director, he will also take on responsibility for running the Club as Chief Executive.

Geoff Moss and Ian Roberts will be stepping down from the Board and will become Vice Presidents.

Robert has previously served on the Board of Directors at Macclesfield Town FC, in the roles of Finance Director and Chairman, and also on the Board of Directors of Shrewsbury Town FC as Manager Director.

Tony Allan, who began his administrative career with Notts County, has also served Wigan Athletic, Chester City and Port Vale as Secretary.

Van Morton Investments is a recently formed company, the purpose of which is to attract and provide Wrexham FC with funding.

All parties will work towards a smooth transition in change of ownership and ensure that nothing prevents the continued good work of the team, management and staff.

Further statements will be made in due course."

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