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EFL cast further doubt on Erik Alonso’s potential takeover of Derby County

EFL cast further doubt on Erik Alonso’s potential takeover of Derby County after Spanish businessman fails to answer demand to deposit £35m in a British checking account

  • EFL requested Spanish businessman Alonso to show he has funds for a takeover
  • Alonso was requested to deposit £35m in a British checking account a fortnight in the past
  • Derby celebrated Championship survival on Saturday after dramatic last day

The EFL requested Derby County’s aspirant proprietor Erik Alonso to deposit £35million in a British checking account a fortnight in the past — to show he has funds for a takeover — however no money has been forthcoming and the EFL have heard nothing from Alonso since, Sportsmail can reveal.

Alonso, 29, a Spanish businessman, has claimed his buyout stays on course.

While the takeover rumbles on, Derby had been on Saturday celebrating Championship survival.

Spanish businessman Erik Alonso has claimed his buyout of Derby stays on course 

Wayne Rooney can't hide his delight as Derby dramatically secured their Championship status

Wayne Rooney cannot conceal his delight as Derby dramatically secured their Championship standing 

Alonso has privately been telling Derby’s present proprietor Mel Morris that he stays optimistic, however one supply near Pride Park stated: ‘Alonso seemed a no-hoper from the start and there’s been no proof he’s bought the funds to do the deal.’

Alonso’s funding car to try a buyout, No Limit Sports (NLS), was registered at Companies House in October.

The solely different NLS director is Tajinderpal Sumal, registered at Companies House as director at six different corporations, all of them small entities or struck off.

Alonso has formerly been linked to takeovers at Sheffield Wednesday and Cardiff in the past

Alonso has previously been linked to takeovers at Sheffield Wednesday and Cardiff up to now

Alonso — an agent to a couple low- profile footballers additionally describes himself as a boxing promoter — has claimed he may make investments as much as £150m in Derby, and it has been reported he could be backed by businessman Raja Sapta Oktohari, though no proof has been produced and Alonso himself has stated: ‘It’s simply me.’

Alonso has previously been linked to takeovers at Sheffield Wednesday and Cardiff, neither of which occurred.

Morris has insisted he’ll proceed to fund the membership till he finds a purchaser, and is actively exploring different choices, none near fruition. 

Derby owner Mel Morris (above) will continue to fund the club until he finds a buyer

Derby proprietor Mel Morris (above) will proceed to fund the membership till he finds a purchaser

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