Fresh report sheds light on Juan Sartori and Kyril Louis-Dreyfus' plans for Sunderland

Sunderland could have new majority shareholders by the beginning of December – according to reports in France.

Sunday, 15th November 2020, 3:00 pm

The Black Cats are the subject of a bid from a consortium including Juan Sartori and Kyril Louis-Dreyfus, with the duo set to take a combined 80 per cent stake in the club if the deal is completed.

News of the bid emerged on Friday, along with suggestions that a deal could be completed within a fortnight.

And French newspaper L’Equipe have put a similar timeline on completion of the deal – with a report in the print edition of their publication suggesting that Sartori and Louis-Dreyfus are targeting early December as a completion date on the transaction.

This is when Juan Sartori and Kyril Louis-Dreyfus are aiming to complete their Sunderland AFC takeover

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The L’Equipe report also offers an insight into Sartori and Louis-Dreyfus’ early plans for the Black Cats.

They include a Sporting Director, with the report suggesting that interviews have already taken place for the role and that four candidates – based in England and Scandinavia – have been shortlisted.

High-profile firm Executives in Sport are understood to have been appointed to lead the recruitment process.

Meanwhile, the report also suggests that the duo may not only be purchasing Sunderland.

It has previously been reported that Sartori was keen to purchase a club in his homeland of Uruguay, with his advisers holding discussions with a club earlier this year.

And L’Equipe suggest that Sartori – with new backing from Louis-Dreyfus – could now make that vision a reality with a bid for Uruguayan Primera Division side Club Atletico River Plate.