Derby County fans must be sick of hearing about takeovers.

First they had the long wait and then eventual breakdown of a deal involving the Dubai-based Bin Zayed International (BZI) earlier this season.

Now, No Limits Sports Limited, led by 29-year-old Spaniard Erik Alonso are the ones supposedly closing in on a deal.

But it is well over a month since Derby said that “a definitive agreement to purchase the club has been reached with No Limits Sports Limited”. There is said to be confusion and uncertainty over Alonso's source of funding. Indeed, Alonso himself is somewhat of a mystery.

Derby County players celebrate with fans outside the stadium after securing safety last week

He acted as an advisor to Sheffield Wednesday owner Dejphon Chansiri, before a high-profile fall-out led to him leaving.

He failed with a takeover bid for the Owls earlier this year before turning his attentions to Derby.

Derby fans already have reasons to be cynical given the past breakdown of takeovers, and now Alonso has come in for more ridicule with a bizarre social media post.

On Tuesday morning he posted a short video on Twitter of a plush, expensive apartment saying: "Good morning".

But it quickly transpired that the video is almost certainly a copycat off TikTok.

The Second Tier podcast screen-grabbed Alonso's video and the original TikTok video, saying: "Derby’s potential new owner, Erik Alonso, has been asked by the EFL to prove that he has the funds to run a football club. This morning he tweeted a video of a very fancy house. Only issue is it looks VERY similar to a very fancy house on Tik Tok."

Derby fans have been quick to pull Alonso up on Twitter about the faux pas.

Kieran Simmonds wrote: "This is like something from a comedy sketch."

Scott Gretton wrote: "Nice video from TikTok - that’s not even your house mate."

Another, David Wood, said: "Nice TikTok crib mate. How are the funds coming along to buy our football club?"

Speaking to our colleagues at Derbyshire Live , Alonso said last week he remains optimistic the deal will be ratified.

Ironically, Derby secured their Championship safety with a draw against Wednesday - a result that relegated the Owls.

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