Derby County’s chaotic takeover saga continues to dominate the EFL landscape this summer, however, there are reasons for positivity for Rams supporters.
The latest updates are positive ones, with lifelong Rams fan David Clowes edging closer to completing a takeover deal of the club.
Of course, Derby fans will not get their hopes up yet, following Chris Kirchner’s collapsed deal, which came as a big blow because of how close a deal seemingly came.
On Sunday, Clowes’ company, Clowes Development was named as the preferred bidder by Derby’s administrators Quantuma, ending what was a particularly busy week for the club.
On Friday, the Rams learned that Wayne Rooney was stepping down as manager of the club, with the unresolved takeover debacle preventing him from making plans for the new campaign.
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Releasing a statement on the progress of Clowes’ takeover after naming the lifelong Derby fan’s company as the preferred bidder, Quantuma selected tomorrow as a target for both the administrators themselves and for Clowes to complete the acquisition.
If the deal does go through, then it will effectively create a clean slate for the Rams ahead of the upcoming League One season, dismissing the possibility of being hit by another hefty points deduction.
Pride Park, which was previously a stumbling block in the takeover of the football club, has now been acquired by Clowes and his colleagues, with football finance expert Kieran Maguire outlining that the purchase cost Clowes around the £22 million mark.
With this situation seemingly progressing at a good rate, it will then once again become all about the football at Derby, as they embark on a campaign in the third tier.