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Sunderland owner pricing club out of potential sale as drop to League One looms



Sunderland owner Ellis Short appears to be offering himself little to no chance of selling the club on, by seemingly pricing himself out of any potential bids by valuing the club too high.

According to respected journalist Alan Nixon, the Black Cats owner has had interest from parties in Holland, Israel, and China, but all those buyers now seem to have walked away, leaving only a local buyer as a potential option as things stand at the moment.

Nixon also went into further detail, commenting that another potential stumbling block is the size of the payroll at the Stadium of Light, something which will be off putting to any potential buyers who will need to ensure they have the cash float available to hand such big outgoings.

Yesterdays’ 2-2 draw with Reading all but compounded Chris Coleman’s men to League One football next season, with what will be a second successive relegation for the club who have been in free fall for around two seasons now.

It is believed the relegation could have an impact on how much Short values the club at, with the owner potentially willing to sell for less when the club are confirmed as a third tier outfit.

Sunderland fans, what do you think? Does Short simply need to sell up to anyone? Let us know in the comments!

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