The saga at Derby County has taken yet another twist with the latest revelation from The Sun, who claim that the Rams could be kicked out of the Championship at the start of next month.
That is if administrators Quantuma cannot provide the proof of funds needed by that time to show that they could run the club in a stable manner until the end of the season if they cannot secure a takeover by then.
County have been in administration since late September when owner Mel Morris decided he could no longer fund the club, paving the way for Quantuma to arrive to manage the finances.
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A preferred bidder has still not been named though, with the hold-up believed to be down to the fact that Middlesbrough and Wycombe Wanderers have launched compensation claims regarding Derby’s financial breaches.
The latest update though despite the fact that the EFL could potentially suspend the club’s ‘golden share’ allowing them to play in the Championship should proof of funds not be provided by February 1 is that the EFL will indeed allow a takeover should the preferred bidder agree to take on the claims by Boro and the Chairboys.
It appears to be a highly complex situation that is moving all the time but Derby fans are not impressed with the EFL chiefs one bit and they’ve been reacting to the latest update on Twitter.
— OneRamFromDerby (@OneRamFromDerby) January 15, 2022
Wonder how they came up with Feb 1st? Forcing us to sell in the window https://t.co/SUNzXkN5tA
— Derbyrams (@Pat00758889Pat) January 15, 2022
I'd rather have an mass exodus and sell players to raise funds for proof, then go down to L1, but fight the case against Wycombe and Boro, instead of bowing down to the EFL and the claims. https://t.co/LUVbxPS9QV
— Ben (@BenjaminJJ03) January 15, 2022
i can’t cope with this anymore https://t.co/xtzi7wCaag
— mica (@micadcfc) January 15, 2022
If this is true, then that’s that. Nobody is going to take on the club with these parameters; our fixture against Birmingham on 30th Jan will be our last, and the 138 year story will finish. https://t.co/8xM59E0xXk
— JM Chandler (@GingerSpiiiiice) January 15, 2022
— Matthew Trueman (@TruemanMatthew) January 15, 2022
This is a disgrace no body is going to pay those compensation claims and nor should they therefore goodbye to another club 😢
— James Hudson (@hudsonjames1981) January 15, 2022
Oh my god
— Lucy 🐏 (@lucy188444) January 15, 2022