Erik Alonso has agreed a deal to buy Derby County, with the Spanish businessman now waiting for EFL approval before he can take over.
— John Percy (@JPercyTelegraph) April 7, 2021
Current owner Mel Morris has been keen to sell the club for some time, and it had been hoped that Sheikh Khaled would purchase the Rams, but that was finally called off after dragging along for months.
With that in mind, Derby fans won’t be getting carried away, but major progress has been made today, with Telegraph reporter John Percy confirming that the agreement is in place.
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Now, it’s about waiting until the EFL finish their checks, and boss Wayne Rooney will be hoping that things are in place to allow him to spend in the summer transfer market, whilst Alonso’s intentions for the club should become clearer in the coming days and weeks.
Here we look at some of the comments from the Rams supporters to the news…
Here we go again ….
— Paul Birds (@pauldbirds) April 7, 2021
Where have we heard this before 😂
— Oli Brady (@bradyo2) April 7, 2021
Morris is desperate to sell. This is definitely not in the interests of #dcfc .
— SamJGZD (@SJGZD21) April 7, 2021
Bring in some Spanish talent 🙏🏽🥺
— 𝙡𝙤𝙪𝙞𝙨 🇪🇸 (@BroLeao) April 7, 2021
Just in time for season ticket renewals🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
— Rooney’s Barmy army (@2021Wazza) April 7, 2021
Don’t understand why on earth anyone would want to buy us 😅😅
— Joseph Harris (@joey231195) April 7, 2021
Another company who failed to buy a to her club, this one has got "imminent" written all over it.
— Gareth (@gcw047) April 7, 2021