Fresh reports have emerged claiming a takeover at Sunderland could be completed by the end of September.
Matched with that critique, Donald’s decision to sell the club after just 19 months in charge also caused a backlash from fans.
A second successive failure to gain promotion from League One to the Championship has further enhanced Donald’s desire to sell and a whole host of potential new buyers have emerged.
With little takeover talk over the last few weeks, it has now emerged that the club could change hands by end of the month.
BBC Radio Newcastle’s Nick Barnes reports talks are ‘progressing well’ over a deal that it could be completed by the end of September with the deal soon to be submitted to the EFL.
Sunderland have made no comment on the claim from Barnes but Sunderland Echo writer Mark Donnelly also shared the news via his official Twitter account.
As per @Tweed_Barnesy on BBC Newcastle – sale talks are ‘progressing well’ and the delay is down to forecasting different scenarios to do with the current situation in the world.
Hopes the sale can be completed by the end of the month.#SAFC
— Mark Donnelly (@markdonnelly_) September 5, 2020
A deal must be completed soon. Fans of the club have been waiting for a long time now for a change to come and for Donald to leave.
With the new season fast approaching, it does seem to be dragging and the burden of such talk can have an impact on everyone at the club. This update may give everyone hope though that a new dawn is not far away.
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