Reliable reporter Alan Nixon has revealed excitement after hearing Chris Kirchner’s public announcement of a deal to take over at Derby County, calling the American’s latest act a ‘bold move’ given the roadblocks still in place regarding the purchase of Pride Park.
The Lowdown: Kirchner announces deal
It was reported recently that Kirchner’s attempts to become the new leader of the Rams had hit a roadblock due to Mel Morris clinging on to the stadium.
Without the purchase of the famous ground, there could be no deal, but Kirchner has now rather bravely proclaimed on his own personal Twitter that this won’t be a problem.
Taking to social media, the American has decided to go public with the good news, claiming: “I will be the next owner of Derby County Football Club.”
However, the 34 year-old also confirmed that the move is still ‘conditional’ on the sale of the stadium and some other small issues.
The Latest: Nixon reacts
Reacting to Kirchner’s latest move, Nixon, who has been following the entire saga closely on Twitter, revealed his excitement at what Kirchner is doing: “I can only describe it as a bold move…”
The journalist said in a separate tweet that the news sounds ‘good’, perhaps implying a deal for the stadium must be close if Kirchner is taking to Twitter in such bold fashion.
The Verdict: Down to business
It certainly is a brash move from the potential new owner to announce his takeover before all the i’s can be dotted and t’s crossed.
He has until May 31 to sort out the finer details of the deal after the EFL gave their conditional approval, and all going well the first order of business will surely be to sort out the playing staff’s wages.
According to reports, the Rams could be hit with another point deduction to start life in League One if the players are not paid for May, so the new man in charge will have little time to soak in his surroundings and must get straight down to business.
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