‘I’m going to win the league’ - Laurence Bassini delivers car-crash interview amid Birmingham City takeover talk

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One of the hardest 15 minutes of radio you’ll ever listen to

Prospective Birmingham City owner Laurence Bassini just delivered one of the most extraordinary - in every sense of the word - interviews that you are ever likely to hear.

Bassini joined Jim White, Simon Jordan and Danny Murphy live on Talksport to deliver what he called ‘massive news’ in regards to the future of Blues and in 15 minutes - failed to really say anything of the sort.

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It was a car-crash of an interview that went off on multiple tangents with host White constantly fighting to bring Bassini back to topic.

Essentially the former Watford chairman claimed that he is still very much the front-runner to be the new owner of Birmingham City and that he hopes to have full charge of the club within the next week or two.

He also made the incredible claim that he’s ‘going to win the league’ during his time St Andrew’s and will stay there for as long as it takes.

“I’ve sent 30 million pounds to the lawyer who has sent it directly to the owners of Birmingham City,” he said.

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“I’m also going to put 70 to 80 to 100 million [more into the club].

“I’m going to show you all, I’m going to show all you lot, I’m going to win the league.

“I’m going to [buy the club for] 35 to 40 million. I’m going to clear the debts that are there and I’m going to straighten things out.

“Keith Harris can’t be on the board because he’s a dishonest man.

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“I would like to be there [in the club] in the next week or two getting things sorted.

“The reason for the delay is I’ve got to change chairman and I’m not going to stay there for three years like I said initially, I’m going to stay there for as long as it takes.”

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