Rooney makes Derby takeover call ahead of January's transfer window

The Rams have been in the administration for more than three months and the administrators said last week that they expect to name a preferred bidder shortly

GB About: Derby County Publish: 12/28/2021 Edit: 12/28/2021 Author: Gardener


RooneyWayne Rooney highlighted the importance of appointing a Preferred Bidder for Derby County ahead of the January transfer window. The Rams have been in the administration for more than three months and the administrators said last week that they expect to name a preferred bidder shortly. The Rams have been in the administration for more than three months and the administrators said last week that they expect to name a preferred bidder shortly. "We repeat that we will act as soon as possible to achieve a sale of the club," said the administrators in a brief statement on Christmas Eve. American businessman Chris Kirchner withdrew his offer last week and it appears that a consortium led by former Rams chairman Andy Appleby is taking the lead. Defender Phil Jagielka's contract expires in January. "As far as I understand, you as the preferred bidder can take control of the roster while everything else is taken care of," said Rooney. "So I would have a preferred bidder who would allow me to actually sign players and give players new contracts." Phil Jagielka, for example, is out of contract on January 17th, so I would. "I'm not saying I want £ 30m or £ 40m in January, it will just allow me to retain a few players tenure." Kirchner had played in several derby home games and met and talked to Rooney. Does Kirchner's withdrawal call into question Rooney's future at the club? "said Rooney." Chris (Kirchner) went to some games and I knew what his plan was, but what I don't know about the potential preferred bidder is the plan. "The next week is crucial for this football club. This club needs an owner and I need someone to report to and plan with." We partnered with LiveScore to invite fans to nominate their favorite results - the games that were much more than just a result.


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