Derby County fans react as club confirm players’ transfer offers


Derby County administrators have confirmed the club have rejected player offers.

Rams fans fear their key assets – young players like Louie Sibley, Jason Knight, Max Bird or Festy Ebosele – will be sold when the January transfer window opens.

The core of Wayne Rooney’s team at Derby is made up of young players who play well, but their good performances can attract bidders who think they can get the players on the cheap.

Derby is under administration after Mel Morris decided to bring in business consultancy firm Quantuma to oversee the transition to new ownership.

Speaking to fan groups RamsTrust and Black and White Together, Derby administrators confirmed they had seen offers rejected for their players.

Responding to a question about whether they had spoken to a potential new owner about the January transfer window, they said: “No, not yet – contingency plans are being made, but when a preferred bidder is selected, he will be involved.

“We have already turned down offers for some of our players.”

The club provided an update on the takeover and confirmed they are preparing to go public with a preferred bidder.

“There are four serious contenders and a couple on the outskirts, but time can work against them,” the club said. “None were put off by the EFL’s decision.”

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And Rams fans had their say on the directors update on Wednesday.

“That’s good,” one said on social media, while another added: “Very positive responses from directors to some very relevant questions.”

“The vultures are going around in circles, but it looks like we have enough funds to push them back for now or until January,” said a third fan.

Another added: “It would be interesting to know who these other candidates are,” while a fifth supporter said: “Someone is getting a very special club with this.”

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