Sunderland are one of several clubs that Kyril Louis-Dreyfus is looking to purchase in the future.
Current owner Stewart Donald has made it clear that he is seeking fresh investment to help the Black Cats progress and it had been reported that Louis-Dreyfus was joining forces with Juan Sartori to do a deal for the League One outfit.
Whilst there is interest from elsewhere in Sunderland, those two are thought to be at the most advanced stage with Donald.
And, France Football have revealed that it may not be the only club that Louis-Dreyfus buys, as they state that he is keen on clubs in France and Uruguay too.
No clubs were specifically mentioned, but the update states Sunderland would be part of a ‘multi-club empire’ for the 23-year-old.
Finances won’t be a problem for Louis-Dreyfus, as he is one of three heirs to the Louis Dreyfus Company which recorded sales of over £33bn in their last financial year.
His family have been involved in football too, as they have invested in local club Marseille.
This is an interesting development for Sunderland, and it’s not one that should worry the fans too much.
Firstly, he has the funds to buy other clubs and it’s highly unlikely that they will buy a club that has the potential to be as big as Sunderland, or have the financial power that comes with the Premier League if they got that far.
It’s also a common strategy for several elite clubs, with Manchester City’s owners in control of several clubs across the world.
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