Erik Alonso slams EFL over failed Derby takeover and says hacker posted video bragging about £42m house that wasn't his

ERIK ALONSO has blasted the EFL over his failed Derby takeover and blamed a hacker for a video bragging a £42million house was his.

The Spanish boxing promoter claimed in April he was buying out the Championship club but failed to satisfy League chiefs he could provide sustainable funding.



And the saga took a farcical twist when fans accused him of claiming an extravagant mansion on TikTok was his.

But Alonso insists he never made the post – as his Twitter account had been hacked

The ex-fighter also accused EFL chiefs of not wanting someone so young owning a club so old as Derby.

He told The Athletic: "It predominantly broke down because the EFL kept putting up more barriers.

'I think, in my opinion, and maybe I am wrong, that they see a 29-year-old kid would own one of the founders of the Football League and they did not want it."

EFL chief executive Trevor Birch told talkSPORT this month that Alonso "wasn't able to deliver…tangible proof".

But Alonso claims he and his lawyers believe he has done all he can to show he can not only buy Derby but maintain funding.

He said the EFL "wanted proof of funds and to justify the movement between the banks. It had to be €75million over a three-month period.

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"Initially, the EFL said it was OK, but they wanted to know the source of the funds. I said 'no problem', 

"I provided all the information about the businesses and sent it to the organisation.

'Then they (EFL) came back and told me it was not sufficient. 

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"They asked me to provide all information for all business dealings I may have in Indonesia and Spain, including tax returns and bills. 

"I then provided all that information. I spoke to my lawyers and they told me what we had provided was already sufficient."

Meanwhile, current Derby owner Mel Morris is reportedly stepping up efforts to find a successor.

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