Former Derby County player Lee Hendrie has claimed that the club’s fans still want Erik Alonso to takeover the club, during an exclusive interview with Football League World.
The Spanish businessman has been at the centre of talks with Mel Morris for the past few months as they attempt to thrash out a deal for Alonso to buy the club outright.
A deal was agreed back in April, with the Spaniard announcing that he had struck the agreement, however there has been little movement since them with the EFL yet to have approved it.
And now to add further controversy into the mix, Alonso’s Twitter account has now seemingly been deleted, leading many sections of the club’s support to question whether a deal is still going to go through.
Both County and the businessman himself spoke at the time of the agreement being struck, with both parries expressing their delight, whilst also suggesting that no further comment will be made until the transaction has passed the EFL Owners and Directors Test and been completed.
Now Hendrie has weighed in with his opinion on the ongoing speculation that is surrounding Alonso’s prospective takeover, with the ex-Ram stating the following to FLW:
“I’m sure that the fans would certainly want him in the door because it might help the current situation that they find themselves in.
“And obviously, you know, there’s no doubt that they want to be back in the Premier League at some stage.
“But for me, it just seems a bit ironic, the way he’s gone about his business.”
Meanwhile the Rams are also in the midst of a legal battle with the EFL over the ongoing investigation by the regulatory body into the club’s financial dealings, with the Football League having recently won it’s appeal relating to a charge that was brought against County involving player contracts.
The club are now waiting to find out which sanctions will be imposed on them in the near future.