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Sunderland takeover update comes to light as key club figures provides reassuring update

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Lee Johnson has revealed that he believes Sunderland’s takeover ‘is on the right path’ as a decision moves closer.

The Black Cats are in a period of uncertainty as supporters await an announcement with regards to the deal that will see the club come under new majority ownership.

An announcement will see a consortium led by Kyril Louis-Dreyfus and minority shareholder Juan Sartori take full control of the club, while seeing Stewart Donald reduce his shares to a minority stake.

Johnson was quizzed on the proposed deal ahead of the clash with MK Dons, and while he couldn’t give a concrete update, he did state that he thinks that there’s nothing to worry about as a decision looms.

Asked by the Sunderland Echo if there was an update, Johnson said: “To be honest, no.

“I’ve genuinely just concentrated on winning, non-stop, try to give the lads the detail they need and to make sure they are believed in and comfortable.

“All that stuff will take care of itself – even though I truly believe it’s definitely on the right path and it is just dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s.”

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The verdict

Sunderland supporters are waiting with bated breath for this to be announced.

A takeover would truly represent the start of a new era at the club – something that many fans have been calling for for a number of years.

With results on the pitch steadily improving the hope is that new ownership will see the club finally start to work their way up the football pyramid once again.


North East-based EFL writer and aspiring author

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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