Fresh war of words erupts over King’s Rangers bid

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DAVE KING has once again hit out at the Rangers board over claims made surrounding his failed bid to provide the club with a multi-million pound investment.

Sandy Easdale has denied the businessman’s claim that during the investment discussions, he had sought guarantees over his and his brother James’ boardroom positions, prompting a fresh war of words over the circumstances surrounding the failed bid.

Mr Easdale also accused Mr King of destabilising the club's supporters with a 'phantom bid'. Picture: SNS

Mr Easdale also accused Mr King of destabilising the club's supporters with a 'phantom bid'. Picture: SNS

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Mr Easdale also accused Mr King of destabilising the club’s supporters with a “phantom bid” and said that he had backed David Somers’ call for King and his consortium to provide proof to back up his claims.

A spokesman for King’s consortium of investors said: “Mr Easdale, through his PR man Jack Irvine, has chosen to question our account of his request to retain his and his brother’s board positions in the event of our £16 million investment in the club going ahead. At all times during negotiations we have maintained proper corporate standards of confidentiality, despite regular leaks of the detail of those negotiations. But Mr Easdale has now requested that we produce proof of his concern over his own position. As a result of his request, we have released an email which minutes a conversation between Dave King and Mr Easdale.”

Mr Easdale’s spokesman Jack Irvine, insisted that he and his representative will “be saying nothing on the matter” before adding that: “Mr King’s most recent claims have been examined by Mr Easdale’s legal adviser, Professor Peter Watson.”

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