Derby County are enduring a real period of uncertainty at the moment.
As well as seeing Wayne Rooney’s side continuing their battle to avoid relegation from the Championship it seems that matters off the pitch are proving to be a big distraction to matters on it.
The club’s takeover saga has been rumbling on for months and months but where do we stand in terms of a potential completed deal? We take a look.
What’s the latest?
Derby County’s proposed deal with Bin Zayed International has fallen through.
Talks had been rumbling on for a while with a deal agreed in principle, however it’s claimed that Sheikh Khaled and his consortium, Derventio Holdings Ltd, had failed to meet a deadline to get the takeover completed.
Elsewhere reports from The Athletic have claimed that Erik Alonso is in advanced talks with the club over a potential deal, while the Derbyshire Telegraph have claimed that a number of other parties are also looking at the prospect of making a move.
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Is it likely to materialise?
It seems highly likely that Derby County’s takeover deal will be completed at some stage, but for now nothing is imminent.
Supporters of the club – not to mention Mel Morris – will be hugely frustrated at how the takeover process has gone so far this season with many simply wanting a deal to be done so that the club can start to look forward.
You feel that until a takeover is finalised there’s going to be a continued feeling of uncertainty at the club which can’t be good for Wayne Rooney and his side.