Potential new Sunderland owner William Storey has added to speculation by posting an image of himself wearing the club’s home shirt outside the Stadium of Light.
After failing to gain promotion from League One to the Championship last season, pressure is firmly mounting on the shoulders of current Black Cats owner Stewart Donald.
Donald, who took over the Wearsiders back in 2018, revealed just 19 months into his tenure that he wanted to leave the club and sell up, prompting a whole host of names to show interest in succeeding him at the helm.
Despite claims made by Sunderland Echo that Donald has entered an ‘exclusive‘ stage with a potential buyer, the Rich Energy owner has added to speculation by posting a number of images on his official Twitter, including some of him in a retro Black Cats shirt.
— William Storey (@richenergyceo) August 12, 2020
The current asking price set by Donald for a potential new owner is at £37.6m, which Storey can seemingly afford given that his company already actively sponsors a number of sports players, clubs and organisations.
— William Storey (@richenergyceo) August 13, 2020
You have to take your hat off to Storey for this publicity stunt. Not only does it show fans of Sunderland that he is keen, but it also suggests that he is willing to go the extra mile for the club.
Whether Storey who is the man entered into an ‘exclusive’ stage with Stewart Donald remains to be seen, but why would he be in Sunderland otherwise?
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