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Report: Potential Championship owners wanted Irons!

Derby County’s prospective new owners tried to buy West Ham last year, according to The Daily Mail!

The Championship club are in the midst of a proposed takeover that would see Sheik Khaled bin Zayed al Nehayan take control at Pride Park.

The deal is dragging on, though, despite the EFL giving the owners the go-ahead back in November.

And the Mail now claims that they tried and failed with bids for both the Irons and Bournemouth last season.

Derby’s takeover hinges solely on a final transfer of the money needed and an exchange of paperwork but it has gone quiet from the United Arab Emirates.

The interest in the Irons stretched to an initial enquiry but that came before the pandemic and football’s shutdown.

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It was subsequently abandoned following their initial discussions.

It remains to be seen if they are given the keys to the Derby door but doubts persist over whether they can actually complete the deal.


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About Dave Langton

A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.

2 comments on “Report: Potential Championship owners wanted Irons!

  1. Who is going to buy West Ham? Once the due diligence is done there are probably more reasons against buying than for. Soon as the prospective owners realise how hard to please the fan base is, the protest groups etc. As soon as they realise the stadium is not included in the price. As soon as they realise how their hands are tied with having no control of their own stadium, that they are beholden to the bequest of newham council, the mayor of London, the government, the management company, the catering company, etc etc etc. No thanks. No one is going to buy West Ham.

  2. A rich Arab isnt buying a club to make money or because they think it’s a lucrative business to be in. They make their money elsewhere. They know it’s going to be a massive hole in their pocket. They are buying it as a rich persons plaything. They must realise they will be making a massive loss and will have to keep a club afloat out of their own pocket.

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