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Sunderland: Lee Johnson drops promising eight-word takeover claim

Sunderland: Lee Johnson drops promising eight-word takeover claim - League One

Sunderland manager Lee Johnson has been discussing Kyril Louis-Dreyfus’ impending Black Cats takeover in his pre-match press conference ahead of Sunderland’s meeting with MK Dons on Saturday.

This comes after it emerged that the deal ‘has hit a snag’ after the EFL requested that Louis-Dreyfus’ partners ‘commit to their part of funding the club for the next two years.’

What has Johnson said about the Sunderland takeover?

In his latest pre-match press conference (via Sunderland Echo), Johnson was asked if he’s had any update on the impending Black Cats takeover, to which he responded by saying: “To be honest, no.”

The 39-year-old coach went on to explain that he has been giving all of his attention to on-the-pitch matters, revealing that he’s of the belief that the takeover “will take care of itself,” which suggests that he feels there’s no need for him to be getting regular updates on the process.

Johnson then went on to drop a promising eight-word claim on the takeover, declaring: “I truly believe it’s on the right path.”

Transfer Tavern take

While it’s been claimed that the takeover ‘has hit a snag,’ The Sun’s Alan Nixon also explained that once Louis-Dreyfus’ partners do as the EFL ask, all will be fine with the deal.

With that in mind, as well as Johnson’s latest comments, perhaps there’s no need for Black Cats fans to be too concerned about the takeover getting over the line at the moment.

Will this takeover happen?

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YES

NO

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In other news, many Sunderland fans were over the moon with this club announcement.


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