Some Derby County supporters have taken to Twitter to comment on reports suggesting the takeover will be completed this week amid a transfer embargo.
The Rams have long been in talks with Sheikh Khaled over a £60 million deal.
Current owner Mel Morris has sought further investment to help push the Rams on, and the Daily Mail now claim the Derventio Holdings takeover is on the verge of completion.
The report adds that funds for the takeover and player salaries were sent in the last few days with all conditions of the sale set to been approved.
Here are how some Derby supporters reacted to the news.
Really no idea if this is a good or bad thing. We’ll end up with Fawaz like ownership knowing our luck. Pleased Rooney is getting a fair crack at the job.
— M_Twedds 💙 (@Tweddds) January 10, 2021
Ownership sorted, Wayne as manager, signings incoming, yes please
— Derbyrams (@Pat00758889Pat) January 10, 2021
Cant wait. With rooney and his team we’re on the up
— Aaron Clift (@aaronclift1) January 10, 2021
What transfer embargo?
— Gareth (@gcw047) January 10, 2021
That’s good news. Brilliant, but yeah, believe it when we see it..
— Ricky Babtner (@RickyBabtner) January 10, 2021
Think we’ve been here before!
— WoodyWoodbine74 💙 (@WWoodbine74) January 10, 2021
I really hope they’re not playing you along like they have done the local media and fans these last few weeks.
— Joe (@Perky1106) January 10, 2021
I thought all of the details had been agreed anyway? All we were waiting for 2 weeks ago was for the transfer of funds from derventio to buy the club.
Don’t believe anything that comes from derby these days.
— Kieran (@K______lo) January 10, 2021
Derby’s players have reportedly yet to be paid their December salaries. As a result, the club have entered an automatic transfer embargo set per EFL regulations.
But amid a takeover, such restrictions should be lifted, and Derby can get on with their January business including the full-time appointment of Phillip Cocu’s successor.
The Daily Mail claim interim boss Wayne Rooney will get the gig on a permanent basis.
On the field, Derby remain in the Championship’s bottom three and host relegation rivals Rotherham United at Pride Park next weekend in a hugely important encounter.
The Rams will look at bolstering their squad this month. A new striker will surely be a top priority, though it remains to be seen what finances the club have to work with.