After years of mismanagement and two seasons on Netflix in a well-received series, Sunderland are on the verge of getting new ownership.

Leading the team is Kyril Louis-Dreyfus, who is only 22 years of age and the son of former Marseille major shareholder Margarita Louis-Dreyfus.

There have been reports the young businessman was on the verge of completing the takeover from Stewart Donald, and France Football have since been able to confirm them.

In their weekly magazine, the French outlet take the claims from Sky Sports and state they are true, writing that, according to their information, ‘the purchase of the League One club by a group of investors led by Kyril Louis-Dreyfus should quickly be made official’.

With the whole plan and offer sent to the EFL before Christmas, all that was left was the ‘guarantee of financing of the club by KLD’s associates over the next two years’.

That’s now ‘a done thing’, and the 22-year-old will reportedly get ’60% of the shares’.

A new era at the Stadium of Light, and Sunderland fans will be hoping this is the beginning of the return of the club’s former status in the long run.