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Worrying Erik Alonso update casts fresh doubt over Derby County takeover

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Derby County’s takeover bid has been dealt a fresh blow with Erik Alonso not contacting the EFL for two weeks, according to the Daily Mail.

The Spaniard is said to be leading a charge to buy the clun from Mel Morris with reports from The Athletic last month claiming that the Spanish businessman was closing in on a deal.

However reports during the last week appear to have cast serious doubt over any hopes of completing a deal.

The Daily Mail have claimed that the EFL asked Alonso to deposit £35million in a holding escrow account before they were able to approve the takeover, but not only has that money not been paid, but the EFL haven’t heard from the Spaniard since making the request two weeks ago.

This comes after reports earlier this week suggested that Mel Morris had been advised that he was ‘wasting his time’ with the deal.

Supporters will now be hoping to get the ownership of the club wrapped up after an incredibly nervy end to the season.

Derby were minutes away from suffering relegation to League One but were saved by a last-gasp 3-3 draw against Sheffield Wednesday, while also having Cardiff City to thank after holding Rotherham United to a 1-1 draw.

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The verdict

Derby County look like a club who are in real trouble at the moment.

While they have managed to secure their Championship status it’s clear that the problems at the club run much deeper and that’s something that needs to be addressed.

Should the takeover situation rumble into next term then I’d have real worries about whether the Rams would be able to beat the drop next time around.


North East-based EFL writer and aspiring author

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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