John Percy has dropped an update regarding the takeover of Derby County.
In a recent post on Twitter, The Telegraph journalist revealed that Quantuma – the joint administrators of Derby County – are close to naming their preferred bidder for the club, with an announcement expected next week.
Percy went on to state that Wayne Rooney’s side are currently in talks with three potential buyers: the Kirchner group, a local consortium with who the Rams’ former chairman and owner Peter Gadsby is involved and one other unnamed party.
Finally, the journalist claims that, although there are still a number of factors that need to be ironed out in order to complete the club’s sale, Quantuma are in fact confident that Derby will secure a new owner in the not too distant future.
In his tweet, Percy said: “Quantuma close to naming preferred bidder, but not until next week at earliest. In talks with 3 parties: Kirchner group, a local consortium with former chairman/owner Peter Gadsby involved + 1 other. Still numerous factors to consider, but Quantuma confident of a sale.”
Considering just how bad things have become at Derby in recent months, with the future of the club very much appearing to be up in the air, Percy’s latest update will undoubtedly have left fans of the Rams buzzing.
Indeed, Wayne Rooney’s side have been deducted a whopping 21 points as a result of being found guilty for breaching the EFL’s profitability and sustainability rules, as well as for being entered into administration – something which has all but confirmed that the club will be playing their football in League One as of next season.
Furthermore, with it being reported that the club is currently a whopping £83m in debt, questions were rather understandably raised as to whether any potential buyer would be able to afford the purchase of the Rams – something that appeared to cast serious doubt on whether or not Derby would indeed be able to get themselves out of their financial mess.
However, following Percy’s latest update, it now appears as if these doubts have been quashed, with the possibility of Derby County having a new owner by the turn of the year looking to be a very real one – undoubtedly fantastic news for everyone involved with the club.