Former Sheffield Wednesday advisor Erik Alonso FAILS in second attempt to buy Championship club

Erik Alonso’s effort to make an impact on English football has taken another major setback after his attempt to buy Derby County was ended.

By Alex Miller
Thursday, 20th May 2021, 12:59 pm

It was his second attempt to buy a major club after he made an offer to buy Sheffield Wednesday from Dejphon Chansiri earlier this year.

Alonso had previously been an advisor at Hillsborough.

Though his attempted Owls swoop never got off the ground, his Derby effort went some way further and having agreed a deal with long-time owner Mel Morris, it was believed to have got to the EFL ‘fit and proper’ testing stage.

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Former Sheffield Wednesday advisor Erik Alonso.

Despite Alonso’s protestations, reports had been mounting for several weeks that the turnover was unlikely to go any further and the news was confirmed by Derby today.

Rams chief executive Stephen Pearce said on the club’s website: “In respect to the agreement with No Limits Sports Limited [Alonso’s company], this transaction is no longer under consideration.

“An announcement was made in April that a deal was agreed between Mel Morris and No Limits Sports Limited, but subsequent developments mean the deal is no longer an option.

“However, Mel Morris is in touch with a number of credible parties in respect to purchasing both the football club and Pride Park Stadium.

“Due to confidentiality reasons, we cannot expand on this information at this time in terms of the identities and complexities of the discussions, but should we be in a position to share more details then we will do so.”

Derby stayed in the Championship on the final day of the season at the expense of Wednesday.

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