According to official confirmation from Spanish second-tier club AD Alcorcon, a company with some links to Leeds United has taken over control of the club.
The group taking over control from Dutchman Roland Duchatelet (formerly a contested owner of Charlton Athletic) is led by one Ivan Bravo. Bravo, a former director of strategy at Real Madrid, is currently a board member of Leeds United.
Bravo’s place on the board of Leeds United came about after the club formed a sporting link with Aspire Academy, a Qatar-based initiative.
Aspire also have control of Spanish side Cultural Leonesa, a side who are currently plying their trade in 2ªB – Grupo 1, the third tier of Spain’s football system. They were relegated at the end of the 2017/18 season after a 19th place finish in La Segunda, or LaLiga2.
Bravo said of the hook-up to Alcorcon: “I am proud to be able to personally join the group of David Blitzer [a sporting investor]to try to contribute to the strengthening of a club model in Madrid that wants to be a reference in Spanish professional football.”
Whilst there is no obvious comments being made, there could also be interesting links to Leeds United to be made. When Aspire and Leeds United agreed their common link-up, the Whites loaned out players Ouasim Bouy and Yosuke Ideguchi to Cultural Leonesa.
With Bravo being the driving force behind this takeover of Alcorcon, then a similar agreement could very well be made with Leeds United. Alcorcon finished in 14th position in LaLiga2 last season, it might be seen as an ideal level of competition for the Whites young players.