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Erik Alonso takeover of Derby will include purchase of Pride Park Stadium

Derby’s Pride Park Stadium will be included in the sale of the club to Spanish businessman Erik Alonso if the deal gets the green light from the EFL.

The sale of the football club and ground were being treated as two separate deals when Rams owner Mel Morris was in talks with Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed Al Nehayan and his Derventio Holdings group last year.

And while an agreement was reached for the £60million sale of the football side of the business, the stadium looked set to remain under Morris’s ownership.

Despite getting the nod to proceed from the EFL, however, Sheikh Khaled’s bid to buy Derby collapsed in January, with confirmation that was the case the following month.

Mel Morris is hoping to finally sell Derby after a previous deal collapsed earlier this year

And that paved the way for 29-year-old Spanish businessman Alonso to reignite the interest he had shown in buying the Championship outfit before Sheikh Khaled and Morris had agreed their deal.

While the bid from Alonso’s No Limits Sports Limited for the club includes both parts of the business they will not take ownership of the impressive Moor Farm training complex, which the club leases from Locko Estates.

Alonso’s company is expected to undergo the EFL’s Owners and Directors’ test within the next fortnight.




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