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Prospective Sunderland owner provides fresh takeover update

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William Storey has provided a fresh update on his potential Sunderland takeover, claiming that he has “huge football names” supporting his bid and that he is now awaiting instructions from the current board. 

Storey is one of a number of prospective buyers to be linked with a takeover bid after current owner Stewart Donald announced that he was looking to sell the club last year.

Donald’s announcement came after significant pressure from fan groups but the sale of the club is yet to materialise.

Storey provided a fresh update on his bid on Twitter today, claiming that it was backed by “huge football names” as well as suggesting that his group had done everything asked of them and were now awaiting instructions from the current board.

He added: “My enthusiasm to take control at #Sunderland is as big as ever & I am looking forward to the opportunity.”

The British businessman has made some bold claims about his potential takeover in the past, claiming that he would invest £50 million in the club and wanted to take them “out of the doldrums and back towards the pinnacle of British football”.

However, there have been questions raised about his personal wealth and the validity of his claims.

On the pitch, the Black Cats have made a strong start to their third-consecutive season in League One, taking 14 points from their first six games.

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The Verdict

Things have gone a little quiet about Donald’s potential sale of Sunderland recently but it seems Storey is keen to outline that he is still determined to get a deal done.

The prospective new owner has made a lot of bold claims about what he plans to do but Black Cats fans have been here before and will no doubt be cautious of putting too much faith in him before he walks the walk.

It’s going to be very interesting to see what response there is, if any, from the club over the coming days.


Bristol-born, London-based sports journalist at Snack Media. University of Brighton and NA graduate

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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