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Somewhat irritating update comes to light on Derby County takeover



Derby County and their fans will no doubt be desperate to see a takeover bid finally come to fruition and bring in a new era at Pride Park – but as reported by The Sun journalist Alan Nixon, a deal may not happen until after this month.

The club are currently in the midst of a crisis, with the Rams staring a potential relegation to League One in the face after a number of points deductions. The administrators have been brought in off-the-field and it means that, right now, the club don’t have a lot to work with in terms of money and transfers.

Derby fans would no doubt like to see the side bring in some fresh faces if they can – and that would likely be on the cards if the club could just sort out a new buyer. While there have been links and reports of bids, there is no official deal or confirmation as of yet.

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Now, there is some worse news for the Rams, as The Sun journalist Alan Nixon has revealed that they may have to wait even long for fresh ownership. While some may have held out hope of a deal being done during the transfer window, this report suggests that it is a ‘long shot’ that any takeover will take place before the end of the month.

It means that Wayne Rooney may have to continue working with his hands tied behind his back – and should mean that if he wants to sign any player this month, then it may have to be on loan or on a free transfer if they can free up some wages via player sales first.

The Verdict

Derby are in a terrible financial predicament right now but despite the doom and gloom off-the-field and the potential lack of transfer activity, the job Wayne Rooney has done has been incredible.

The former Man United man has worked wonders so far this season. Despite having over 20 points deducted from them, he has been able to keep them well in the battle to escape relegation and they are already closing in on Barnsley who are just above them.

The Rams then will no doubt trust the boss to bring in the right kind of player to Pride Park if he can and to continue getting results with the side. However, he may not have much to work with this month because it seems as though a takeover is still some way off.

If that is the case, then Rooney may only be able to truly sort out his team and kick on again at Derby in the summer – and even that is if a takeover can happen between now and the end of the season.

Writer for Football League World.

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