Derby County Close To American Investment

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It’s been an eventful few months for Derby County chairman Adam Pearson since he took over at Pride Park. First came the controversial sacking of Billy Davies, swiftly followed by the appointment of Paul Jewell as Rams manager. While these movements have been taking place, the BBC report that the former Hull chairman has been courting potential US investors to wipe away Derby’s £25 million debt. Pearson said of the American sports company:

“They are a very good potential partner. They have got a great sports experience in the US and know what running a football club is all about. We have that local expertise as well and hopefully the two allied together will make a very nice mix for the club going forward.

“We have a board meeting on Monday and I’m sure it will be a big topic.”

Will County soon be following in the footsteps of Man United, Liverpool and Aston Villa, adding to the number of Premier League clubs controlled by US investment? With the deal at a critical stage, this could signal an upturn in Derby’s fortunes this season and, more importantly, in the long-term.