Further interest in Sunderland has emerged, with American investor Matthew Pauls keen on doing a deal for the League One club.
I understand the national reports suggesting that American investor Matthew Pauls is eyeing a deal for Sunderland AFC are accurate.
Pauls has been keen on a deal for a number of months and has secured financial backing.
Full story on @sunechosafc shortly.
— Mark Donnelly (@markdonnelly_) November 22, 2020
It’s no secret that owner Stewart Donald is looking to bring fresh finances into the club, and reports had emerged earlier this month suggesting that Juan Sartori and Kyril Louis-Dreyfus had agreed terms to take over.
Whilst that remains the case, the Sunderland Echo have confirmed that Pauls’ interest is genuine and that he has been in talks with Donald for some time.
The American businessman would be joined by a ‘fellow Washington DC-based investor’ if any deal went through. The update also adds that Donald would retain a shareholding in the club.
However, it should be stated that they believe Sartori and Louis-Dreyfus’ bid is at a more advanced stage.
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It’s fair to say this update has prompted a mixed response form the Sunderland fans, as they are often sceptical about any takeover talk considering it often doesn’t come to fruition.
Here we look at some of the comments…
What's the odds on Donald and Methven starting to haggle with the French kid and Sartori and whoever this bloke is and both falling through…..
— Scott (@76skelly) November 22, 2020
Eyeing a deal sounds as if there’s a long way to go
— Steven John (@Steven_Juan_10) November 22, 2020
Prefer this to any deal that retains those three
— John Graham (@johngraham790) November 22, 2020
"Secured financial backing" doesn't sound great does it?
— G.firstname.lastname@example.org (@Gcrightonyahoo2) November 22, 2020
Can I throw my name in the hat?
There's a different contender everyday.
Considering the sitting resident has no inclination to go I just don't see the point in all of these reported prospective new owners. https://t.co/gr35kORHnh
— Dave Wood (@DaveWood16) November 22, 2020
— stuart bailey (@stubailey73) November 22, 2020
Interesting development https://t.co/IPmyMYEC0d
— Allan Davis (@AL_SNR58) November 22, 2020