Sheikh Khaled’s proposed deal to buy Derby County is officially over, with Mel Morris ‘furious’ at how it has collapsed.
Derby furious after finally scrapping takeover negotiations with Bin Zayed International. After nearly 12 months of talks and broken promises you have to ask: what was the point? #dcfc now in talks with other parties https://t.co/MFMt2puNgL
— John Percy (@JPercyTelegraph) March 17, 2021
Reports emerged back in November that the Dubai-based businessman, who is a cousin of Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour, was in advanced talks about purchasing the Rams. And, it was suggested that a deal should’ve been wrapped up before Christmas.
Of course, that hasn’t happened, with fans understandably growing increasingly frustrated at the lack of progress.
The longer it has dragged on, the more people were convinced it wasn’t going to happen, and the Telegraph have confirmed this afternoon that the deal is completely off the table now.
The update claims that Derby owner Mel Morris is livid at the actions of Sheikh Khaled, considering the time and effort that has gone into reaching an agreement.
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However, there is still interest in the Championship club, so a deal could yet be finalised with another party.
Here we look at the reaction to the news from the Derby fans on Twitter…
Good, now we can finally move on from this circus, they were never going to buy the club in the first place, they have failed to buy the likes of Newcastle, West Ham and one or two others previously.
— Barnaby & Chris (@AmbroseBarnaby) March 17, 2021
Good result let’s move on & get a reliable set of owners in, people who are interested in progressing the club, hardly worth taking the sheikh to court he hasn’t paid his last court case yet so he hardly going to honour this one either 🤦♂️
— Rab Beggs (@rabbram10) March 17, 2021
They should never be allowed to buy another club ,well I mean mess another club around !!!!
— Jane 🖤🐑🖤🐑 (@JaneJac54550719) March 17, 2021
How can you be furious!? The writing has been on the wall arguably since beginning of December.
— James England (@jamesengland121) March 17, 2021
After the first set of delays you just knew these were scabby chancers. Glad it's all done with and we can move on.
— stephen. (@dcfcstephen) March 17, 2021
This is unbelievable, total mess! What a waste of everyone’s time it’s been
— Matt Delaney (@MattieD3) March 17, 2021
— Mr Sifter (@DickyTaiwan) March 17, 2021