American businessman Chris Kirchner sees Preston as an exciting opportunity and watched Saturday’s win over Peterborough United from Los Angeles.
That’s according to Lancs Live, who have added to the recent claims that Kirchner is interested in a deal for Preston.
The Sun reported on Sunday that Kirchner is turned his attention to Preston after being unable to take over Derby County.
Deepdale Digest understands that Kirchner or people from his team were looking around Preston’s facilities earlier this month.
Kirchner attended last week’s 0-0 draw with Huddersfield Town and is now alleged to have watched the 1-0 win at Peterborough United from LA.
Kirchner believes that Preston’s history and potential is very appealing, feeling that the club can truly challenge for promotion with his investment.
The 34-year-old is a successful businessman with logistics company Slync.io in America, and Preston fans can only hope that Kirchner understands Preston.
North End is a family club in a working class city, and the way ALK Capital have taken over Burnley is the kind of thing that would not go down well.
ALK used a loan against Burnley’s own money to complete their takeover, leaving the Clarets worse off financially and with very unclear plans for the future.
We’re in no position to be telling Kirchner now to run a business, but taking inspiration from ALK’s approach is exactly what North End don’t need after the Trevor Hemmings era.
Kirchner understanding Preston’s history and tradition is a good start, but proof of funds and not loading the club with debt in the process of a deal is key.
Kirchner’s interest appears to be strong, and we hope he understands the work Hemmings did in keeping the club afloat rather than seeing North End as a new toy after missing out on Derby.