Football journalist Alan Nixon has taken to Twitter to provide an update on Derby County’s plans for the summer transfer market and their potential takeover involving Erik Alonso.
The Rams have endured a testing campaign both on and off the field of play and currently find themselves at very real risk of dropping into Sky Bet League One at the time of writing as they prepare for their final league game of the season against their fellow relegation candidates Sheffield Wednesday this weekend.
In the background, talks are still said to be ongoing with Spanish businessman Alonso over a proposed takeover of the club, whilst County will also have one eye on the impending summer transfer window as they look to strengthen their current squad.
However Nixon has moved to dispel talk that either of these points of interest will be top of the priority list at Pride Park by tweeting the following message:
Both are not priorities right now https://t.co/sBKBbDYmov
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) May 3, 2021
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Meanwhile the Rams will be aware that they simply must draw or win on the final day to secure their Championship safety, with both Wednesday and Rotherham United still capable of catching Wayne Rooney’s side.
This is going to be one of the biggest summers that the club has had in recent memory, with several issues needing to be resolved over the coming weeks and months.
Derby are a long way from where they used to be as a club and the job of the prospective new owners and current management team must be to restore the organisation as a whole to it’s former glory.
For now though their focus, as Nixon rightly states, should be on staying up next weekend as a relegation to the third tier could have catastrophic ramifications for Rooney and the club as a whole.
If worse comes to worst, I expect there to be plenty of fire works in the East Midlands.