The takeover of Derby County is not currently a priority for Wayne Rooney’s side.
That’s according to The Sun journalist Alan Nixon, who, in a post on Twitter, claimed that Erik Alonso’s proposed takeover of Derby is not currently a priority for the club, as the Rams face a relegation showdown on the final day of the season.
In response to a fan requesting an update on the takeover, as well as Derby’s plans for recruitment in the summer, Nixon said: “Both are not priorities right now.”
Indeed, the proposed purchase of Derby County by Alonso’s No Limits Sports Limited company, which is currently awaiting the English Football League’s Owners and Directors Test approval, is not likely to be the first thought of many Derby fans at present, as the club faces the most important fixture of their season on Saturday.
Having failed to secure a point over their last six league fixtures, Wayne Rooney’s side must now ensure that they beat Sheffield Wednesday this weekend to avoid being relegated to the third tier of English football.
If they only manage a draw with the Owls, then the club must hope that Rotherham United do not defeat Cardiff City, while a loss to Wednesday would result in relegation regardless of how that other game pans out.
Nixon’s update on the Rams’ potential takeover could actually be viewed as good news for fans of the club, as the announcement of, or news regarding, the takeover prior to the weekend’s game could prove to be something of a distraction for Wayne Rooney and his players, so no news is good news in this regard too.
Plus, Alonso himself already appears to be fully invested in the club, as the Spaniard recently took to Twitter, stating, “Just one more victory!” along with a waving hand emoji and the hashtag “DCFC” – something which would seem to indicate that the businessman has his heart set on the purchase of the club.
And, if the club do go on to secure their Championship survival this Saturday, as well as Alonso’s takeover deal receiving approval from the EFL shortly afterwards, things will immediately start to look a lot brighter at Pride Park.
However, it’s great to see that everyone at Pride Park is not worrying about any takeover for now, and instead, all focus is on staying up and that is something that Derby fans will undoubtedly be buzzing about.