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American stockbroker Mark Campbell has been named as the man leading a group looking to invest in Sunderland AFC this summer.News broke on the eve of the 1-0 win over Portsmouth that Sunderland are set to welcome a fresh investor this summer.
Owner Stewart Donald has stressed that he will still be at the club in some capacity next season but is considering a range of options with talks ongoing.
One of those options was reported to be a New-York based consortium with links to the Far East and the Scottish Sun have now revealed Campbell is the man leading it.
The same investment group are also said to be among a couple of groups interested in buying relegated Scottish side Falkirk and the same report claims the Scottish side could act as a feeder club for the Black Cats.
The Scottish Sun report the Campbell-led businessmen are keen to install ex-Celtic transfer guru John Park as the Black Cats’ new director of football, if an investment deal were to be struck.
Park was first linked with a move to Wearside in the Scottish media on Tuesday morning.
As reported, the Echo understands talks have not been held, with Park instead touted to the club by a potential new investor.
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The new owners/management have done exceptionally well reinstalling a heart to the club but have no-where near the funds needed to get to the next level. With new investors they'll want their own way so the question is do we want it or should we struggle for a couple more seasons & build from the academy base to have a sustainable model.
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If we want to get back to the prem vasts amounts of money will have to be found, fact. How we compete in the prem with a sustainable model would be very hard to do. Most clubs give it a go but eventually fall back down the pyramid again like ourselves Boro WBA Cardiff Pompey etc, and countless others. Until the level playing field is fixed nothing will change the mighty six will remain the mighty six. In all honesty I am not to bothered getting back to the holy grail.
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