Preston North End touted with £50 million valuation

21 January 2020

Preston North End
Photo: Getty Images A silhouette of the stadium is seen as the sun sets during the Sky Bet Championship match between Preston North End and Reading at Deepdale on December 29, 2019 in Preston, England.

Circulated document says price tag based on promotion prospects.

Burnley’s success on and off pitch viewed as template.

Player recruitment and development strategy highlighted.

Lawrie Holmes lawrie@offthepitch.com

Preston North End have been put up for sale for £50 million, with the price tag based on the value of the Championship club’s North West rival Burnley’s success in the Premier League.

In a recently touted pitch document, the Lancashire club is described as "a tightly run club with a very good player recruitment programme, potentially on the verge of going up to the Premier League."

"The document says if Preston does go up it could be the next Burnley," said a source who had received the document in November.

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