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Split Council Decides Hajduk Not up for Sale

CroatiaThere was good news for Hajduk Split football fans opposed to the sale of their beloved club after the Split City council retired from an all-day meeting on Wednesday with the decision that the club would not be sold.

The urgent meeting was prompted by the arrival of an American consortium in town this week, who after having an offer turned down in July, were back with a bigger bid for the historical Split club. The Split City council, which has a 56% stake in the club, unanimously voted against any immediate sale, with Mayor Ivo Baldasar saying they will look at again next year.

“Maybe 200 million kuna (American’s offer) is too cheap? There will be no sale. We will again look at it next year and assess things but for now there will definitely be no sale,” said Split’s Mayor after Wednesday’s meeting.

The news was met with relief by the club’s passionate fan base ‘Torcida’.

“Hajduk is not for sale, there is no price for this club. It belongs to the people  and will always do so. Hajduk lives forever,” said one Torcida fan after last night’s decision.

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