Derby County have some prospective new owners according to The Sun, with some unnamed American investors having toured the club’s facilities in ‘secret’.
Derby County have been caught up in a classic takeover ‘saga’ this season. All was going to plan before Sheikh Khaled’s bid ran into ‘cash flow problems’ at the final hurdle, with the deal still up in the air.
It left Derby County unable to pay player wages from December and saw them transfer embargoed for part of last month’s transfer window.
But reports claim that the takeover is still on track to be completed. Current Derby County owner Mel Morris says that Sheikh Khaled – a relative of Manchester City’s Sheikh Mansour – has a contractual obligation to buy Derby County eventually.
“Football is seen as a real growth market by American firms who, by bringing their own technological expertise, feel that there are new avenues to be explored by clubs in the long-run,” The Sunderland Echo.