Crystal Palace could be on the verge of a new takeover, according to reports, and many fans have had their say on the matter.
According to The Sun, the Eagles are within weeks of a new takeover at the club from a ‘mystery consortium’.
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Sources claim that the deal could be completed before Christmas, though any snags to negotiations could delay the move into the new year.
There are no definitive reports as to who is behind the consortium or where the money is coming from, with tests set to begin this week for the new owners and directors.
It is believed that it is a ‘diverse’ consortium full of wealthy individuals and businesses from all over the globe.
The report goes on to state that they wanted to make a move in the summer but stalled when Wilfried Zaha handed in a transfer request.
Furthermore, the consortium wants to buy the whole club – including Steve Parish’s 18 per cent stake – and, of course, Josh Harris and David Blitzer’s stake, who have been wanting to sell up for some time now.
Allegedly, it will cost the consortium about £185m for the club as well as clearing £30m worth of debt, thus taking the overall fee to £215m. It’s also said that Parish would stay beyond his departure to try and successfully help the club into a new era.
Many Palace fans have had their say on the rumours, with some liking the idea of a new owner, while others are more pessimistic. Here are some of the opinions below…
Who is da buyer? Santa Claus
— GoalaCPFC (@Goala93730986) November 23, 2019
No Alan Pardew with all that pay off money he’s made over the years
— Jed_Die (@Jed_Die) November 24, 2019
The new owners will probably be investers, who don't have any football knowledge and as soon we start to struggle will look to sell…..
— michael goff (@MG5933) November 24, 2019
Why so cheap? We get over £100m in tv money every year
— Calum (@CalumOSRS) November 24, 2019
Maybe P Diddy having another go..
— Paul Lawrence (@lawrence_p1) November 24, 2019
Can this be true
— KEN FISHER (@oneacademyfizz) November 24, 2019
I feel like this is more about parish wanting to sell than someone wanting to buy. I’m not getting excited about this at all, nervous in fact….
— Mr T (@machutuck) November 24, 2019
As long as Parish is at the helm we’ll be just fine. The man is massively indervalued by fans.
— Paul Ames (@PaulAme31074995) November 25, 2019
We will never have a chairman better than SP. we may be lucky enough to have one nearly as good but almost certainly others will be very bad for the soul of the club
— AJWrightnBrite (@AJWrightnBrite) November 24, 2019
I think that Roy would go if new owners came in possibly
— Brad Campagnac (@bradcam123) November 25, 2019
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