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Jordanian billionaire: why I bought Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers has been bought by a family of billionaire bankers from the Middle East. For years the club has been fighting financial hardship - and a battle over a move to a new stadium.

But today, after months of secret negotiations, the family from Jordan announced it had bought a controlling share of the club for an undisclosed sum.

This is the man who has just catapulted League Two Bristol Rovers into the premier league of rich clubs. Credit: ITV West Country

It gives the club a similar backing to Chelsea or Manchester City. The new president is a Fifa delegate and has promised investment and a new home for the club.

ITV News speaks to the new man in charge. We quizzed him about why he chose to invest in the Rovers, and about the proposed new stadium.

Wael al-Qadi is the new President of the club. Credit: ITV West Country

The deal was brokered by the new chairman Steve Hamer - and it was signed late last night.