Wayne Rooney’s Derby County team could be kicked from the Championship, before they end the current campaign.
After the club’s administration in September, the Manchester United legend has done amazing work in the second tier.
Despite their current points deduction total of -21, the Rams remain within 11 points safety and have lost just seven of their 25 league games.
They will waste all of their hard work if they don’t have the funds to make it to May’s final fixture within the next few days.
According to Silver Screen BeatsAccording to the EFL, if Derby show funds do not arrive by noon on February 1, the EFL is likely to suspend their vital ‘golden shares’.
All their fixtures and results would be lost.
They could also sell players to raise money, or they might be able to find a new buyer.
This is a difficult task, however, due to the ongoing legal battles between Wycombe and Middlesbrough.
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Boro and Wanderers are seeking £45m and £6m respectively for the effect of Derby’s Financial Fair Play breaches.
Quantuma Administrators were unable make a deal to settle these claims with the EFL, so the threat of expulsion is on the table.
Mike Ashley, former Newcastle chief executive, is one of three parties that have offered to buy the club. However none of them would like to inherit the rights.
Derby already has a transfer embargo.
Fans received a long statement on Friday night from the admins.
They said in it: “Whilst we have a number of options as to how that funding can be delivered, we are not, today, in a position to finalise this funding however we do believe this will be finalised in the coming weeks.
“We are aware of yesterday’s press comments, however, the position is not straight forward bearing in mind the position of other stakeholders.
“We are urgently seeking clarification from the EFL as to why these disputed claims cannot be compromised.”