Former Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley has been in advanced talks with Derby County’s administrators, regarding a surprise takeover of the crisis club.
Derby County have been in administration for four months now. In that time the club have seen potential buyers come and go, one of them being Ashley.
He was being loosely linked with a a takeover at Derby County soon after he sold off Newcastle United.
But his interest in the club has been reignited with reports breaking last night, and revealing that the High Street business mogul was weighing up a £50million bid for the club.
It’d be the highest bid that the Rams’ administrators, Quantuma, have received and should he be successful in his takeover bid then Ashley would also try to purchase Pride Park from former owner Mel Morris, reports claim.
Needless to say, it’s a pressing story and one that’s got the whole footballing community talking. But for Derby County fans, Ashley’s potential arrival has been welcomed with a surprising air of gratitude.
See how these Derby County fans have reacted to the news of Ashley’s potential takeover online:
— Stefan 🐏🖤🤍 (@stefdcfc89) January 7, 2022
— Gem 🖤🤍 (@gempopmoo) January 7, 2022
— Harry Goodwin (@harry_goodwin10) January 7, 2022
This maybe unpopular but I can see Mike Ashley & Derby fitting hand in hand I can see why Newcastle fans didn't take to him but I'd say our expectations are alot more measured than what there fans expect #dcfc #dcfcfans
— Ryan Lees (@Leesy0591) January 7, 2022
I’d be happy with Mike Ashley, but I’ll wait for evidence that this has any substance. So far, it’s just rumours.
— Stuart Forsyth (@sjforsyth) January 7, 2022
— Chris Smith (@cspaceram) January 7, 2022
Prospect of Mike Ashley owning #dcfc is an interesting one. He won’t be in it for anything other than wanting to restore the club and make it a saleable asset. To do that requires success. I’m onboard with that #dcfcfans
— Richard Cusack (@RichardCusackBM) January 7, 2022