There has been a significant development in the potential takeover of Sunderland, as the buying party have registered with Companies House.
Companies House is the United Kingdom’s registrar of companies, and the FPP Sunderland page now has three officers appointed on Septemeber 16, 2019 – Glenn Fuhrman, John Phelan and Michael Platek.
These are the three names originally reported to be buying the club, backed by American multibillionaire Michael Dell.
Of course, fans are struggling to contain their excitement, as the proverbial cat is now very much out of the bag.
Stewart Donald currently owns 74% of the club, and while it’s fair to say fans are fond of the man who saved them from Ellis Short, they simply cannot wait for the new investors to arrive.
There is still no word on an official announcement, and one would presume there are some i’s to dot and t’s to cross, but that isn’t stopping fans from going absolutely wild on Twitter.
Just take a look at some of the scenes below…
Can’t wait for us to slap a £23 million bid in for Cartermole, a £180 million bid for Mbappe and a £27 million bid in for Newcastle Airport
— Ben (@bp_safc16) September 17, 2019
If we don’t rename our ground ‘Stadium of DELL-ight’ after the takeover I will be disappointed #safc
— james foster (@jambo_rambo1995) September 17, 2019
— Dan Honour (@danhonour81) September 17, 2019
— Harry Stokoe (@harrystokoe) September 17, 2019
— A L I S T (@AList_) September 17, 2019
— Brandon (@Feeleyyyy) September 17, 2019
Wait woah woah woah what does this mean…
— Ben Craig (@BenCra1g) September 17, 2019
— BRI-SAFC (@safcking) September 17, 2019