All the paperwork has been signed and is legally binding and if the EFL approves the takeover, sources claim Derby could have new owners by the end of next week.
Derby’s statement read: “Derby County Football Club wishes to confirm that a definitive agreement to purchase the club has been reached with No Limits Sports Limited. The transaction, which is still subject to the EFL’s Owners and Directors Test approval, is expected to close in the near future.
“As agreed with No Limits Sports there will be no further comment until the transaction is complete. This is to ensure that all of the club’s focus will be on the Championship run-in.”
At least two other parties have held talks with Mel Morris, the current Derby owner and chairman, but it appears Alonso is now in pole position to acquire the club. He has been in dialogue with Derby since last April.
Morris could stay on at Pride Park in an advisory capacity.
Alonso said in a statement: “It has undoubtedly been a difficult period both on and off the pitch for the club over the last two seasons and we recognise that all of the staff have been dedicated and worked tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure the club’s first-team and academy football operations were fulfilled.