Ivan Bravo, one of the Leeds board members brought in by Andrea Radrizzani, is part of a group that has purchased Spanish team AD Alcorcón. The group has purchased the club from Charlton Athletic owner Roland Duchatalet. David Blitzer, part owner of Crystal Palace and two American sports franchises, the NHL’s New Jersey Devils and the Philadelphia 76ers, is another investor in the Spanish club.
Ivan Bravo (Aspire Academy head and LUFC board member) part of a group which has taken over Spanish second division club AD Alcorcon:https://t.co/iYKF1bnylT— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) June 11, 2019
Alcorcón play in Spain’s second division, the Segunda Division. The city is located in the Greater Madrid area, and the club has slowly worked its way up from the 6th division since its founding in the 1970s to the Segunda Division. They have never played in La Liga, and their highest place in Spain’s footballing pyramid has been 4th place in the Segunda Division back in the 2011-12 season.
Will this have any impact on Leeds? Probably not, but it is telling that Bravo, and not Qatar’s Aspire Academy, was the investor in this project. At the very least, Bravo’s investment in Spanish football makes sense, as he’s from Spain.
If it means that Leeds can get another Pablo Hernandez, well, then, sign me up for some more Spanish lessons.
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