According to Sky Sports, Erik Alonso has been advised throughout his takeover attempt by the former Real Madrid president.
reports that Alonso hopes to complete his takeover before the end of next week as he lodged proof of funds with the EFL last week.
Derby’s officials are optimistic that the 29-year-old has funds to not only buy the club but to also provide significant future investment.
The Spanish entrepreneur first made a bid to buy Derby nine months ago. After he thought a deal to buy Derby was dead, he made an unsuccessful bid to buy Sheffield Wednesday.
Eric Alonso, whose family made their fortune in the hotel industry, has degrees in business and sports management. He’s planning to move his young family to England as soon as Covid restrictions will allow.
His short-term goal is to help the club win promotion to the Premier League as well as improving the club's foreign scouting network and attracting more international talent.