Watch prospective new Sunderland owners arrive at the Stadium of Light ahead of AFC Wimbledon clash

Sunderland are set for a takeover by a group of American investors and some members of the group will take in the game against AFC Wimbledon at the Stadium of Light this afternoon.

Saturday, 24th August 2019, 1:53 pm

Our pictures and video show John Phelan, Glenn Fuhrman and Robert Platek outside the ground before heading inside, and the Echo understands they will be keeping a low profile at the game today.

The trio – all involved in MSD Partners – are three of four individuals set to take a majority shareholding in the Black Cats.

Should the deal be completed, Phelan, Fuhrman and Platek will join the board – with computer tycoon Michael Dell set to take a minority shareholding.

Prospective Sunderland owner John Phelan has arrived at the Stadium of Light

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Stewart Donald will also retain a stake in the club, with Donald and Charlie Methven still playing an active role in the day-to-day running of the club.

And after being spotted yesterday evening, Phelan, Furhman and Platek have now arrived at the game.