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Has there been any fresh developments in Derby County’s takeover situation?

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The final day of the Championship season may have seen Derby County secure survival but the weeks since have been as hectic as ever. 

The Rams takeover situation remains up in the air, with Erik Alonso’s bid now off due to concerns from Mel Morris about whether he was able to complete their agreed deal.

That is the second deal that has fallen through this year, after the Bin Zayed Group’s takeover was scrapped back in March.

According to journalist Alan Nixon, there are more serious parties interested and among those is a UK-based prospective owner.

The Telegraph has indicated that the American consortium that have been linked previously are now back in the picture following the breakdown in Alonso’s deal.

Any potential new owners may be concerned slightly by the recent appeal won by the EFL relating to the FFP case against Derby, though it is understood that any points deduction will not impact their current Championship status.

Though there has been no shortage of media coverage of the situation at Pride Park – both relating to the potential takeover and the EFL appeal – the East Midlands club have been very quiet recently.

It appears fans are sick of that, as Derby supporters groups came together earlier this week to pen an open letter to the club.

They called not just for the Rams to communicate with them about the current state of the club and its future but also to commit to installing a fan representative on the board.

Derby boss Wayne Rooney has also spoken out this week, telling the club website that he didn’t expect to face such off-field issues this term and urging things to be resolved.

He said: “What I didn’t expect is a lot of the stuff I had to deal with, which needs fixing. Hopefully, I won’t have to deal with that again.”

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The uncertainty surrounding the takeover is understood to have left the Rams squad concerned about Rooney’s future.

According to the Daily Mail, the players are keen on their current boss and desperate for some stability.

Until a takeover is completed, you feel the former England captain is not likely to get the backing he needs to take Derby forward.

Unfortunately for supporters, it seems they will have to be patient once again.


London-based sports journalist at Snack Media EFL accredited, graduate of New Associates and the University of Brighton

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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