Former bankrupt who changed his name linked to Portsmouth FC takeover
IN 2011 Laurence Bassini invested in Watford FC. The Watford Observer reported that Mr Bassini used to be Laurence Bazini, who was made bankrupt in 2007.
Mr Bassini said: “The reason for the change was four years ago my father found a hotel which I invested in quite heavily and helped him with it. It just didn’t work out how it should have…Businessmen have their highs and lows, that was a low at that time for me. After the bankruptcy, people say things so I changed my name to have a fresh start. That was the reason for it. I haven’t changed it by very much, I just changed it that way because at that time it was what I wanted to do.”
Mr Bassini sold his stake in Watford. He told the Observer:
…running a club is a full time job and I want to spend time with my daughter.
He is now being linked with Portsmouth FC
Former Watford owner Laurence Bassini is in talks with Portsmouth’s administrator about the possibility of taking over at the financially-stricken club.
Football. Brilliant, isn’t it…