Loads of Leeds supporters have been reacting on social media after Aspire Academy Head and United board member Ivan Bravo’s group completed their takeover of Spanish Segunda Division side AD Alcorcon.
It has been estimated the change of ownership has set Bravo’s group back around €14million (£12.4m), with our board member acting as the lead figure for a US investment fund, featuring Crystal Palace shareholder David Blitzer.
Some fans reacting to the news of Bravo’s involvement in the takeover of Alcorcon have speculated whether this will now see some of our youth talent head to the Spanish side on loan, given our board member’s previous ties with Cultural Leonesa, where we sent Ouasim Bouy and Yosuke Ideguchi on loan two seasons ago.
AS had reported previously that Bravo would have to step down from his duties at Spanish third-tier outfit Leonesa if he was to pursue a deal to buy Alcorcon, who finished the 2018/19 Segunda Division season in 14th place.
A few Whites supporters have also speculated whether this could impact the immediate future of U23 head coach Carlos Corberan, after it emerged recently that Cultural y Deportiva Leonesa had approached the 36-year-old over replacing Jose Manuel Aira at the Estadio Reino de Leon.
Here’s a round-up of some of the best reaction from Leeds fans to Bravo’s group taking control of Alcorcon…
Announce Quasim Buoy on loan to them Phil.
— Jase (@Jase0909) June 11, 2019
same guy who’s the vice president of cultural leonesa, the place where we send players on loan to sit on the bench and hamper their development? classic.
— ????♂️ (@ellandread) June 11, 2019
Absolutely nothing dodgy about all this carry on ????
— Rob H (@official_RobH) June 11, 2019
Could Coberan go there instead now
— James Howson (@BigJimmy_V) June 11, 2019
So does he want Corberan at this club instead ????
— Ryan (@RPlufc93) June 11, 2019
New feeder club ????
— FocusOnLeeds (@FocusOnLeeds) June 11, 2019
Will it have any impact on his role at Leeds Phil?
— Russ ???????????? (@Sports_Journo_1) June 11, 2019
Probably means Corberan has another job offer and a large number of U23/U18 will be heading out there on loan.
— MCC1 (@1amcc) June 11, 2019
That’s the news we’ve all been waiting for!
— richard moore (@richardmoore14) June 11, 2019