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21 year-old in attempt to buy Portsmouth FC

He’d be younger than most of the players.

Tom Lever, a 21 year-old former student and ‘reality TV star’, has launched an audacious bid to buy debt-ridden Portsmouth Football Club.

Lever appeared in MTV reality TV show ‘Living on the Edge’ which followed the lives of wealthy Cheshire teens.  The son of a former Conservative MP says he has offered the club’s owner Balram Chainrai £16.2 million to take over.

Andrew Andronikou, administrator at Pompey, has raised doubts about Lever’s ability to come up with the funds needed for the deal. Lever is listed as a director of Paint , an events conpany.

Speaking to the Daily Telegraph last night, Lever said he can make the deal happen.

“The financing deal will be in the best interest of the club. It will be a loan at a very competitive rate that the club can afford,’ Lever said. ‘I am not going to talk about my personal wealth or what I might put in, but I have been able to put this financing together because of who I know and what I know.”

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