By Mark Smith

18th Nov, 2022 | 10:10am

49ers investment push ready for summer 2023 as Leeds United takeover nears

Dean Jones has shared new messages that he has received on the 49ers pushing ahead with their takeover of Leeds United in 2023.

The journalist who has written for EuroSport and Bleacher Report has shared that the American consortium will push ahead with their next large investment within months in the summer of 2023.

It could even come before then with the 49ers putting money aside for their takeover already as US banking sources shared the groundbreaking news this month [The Times].

Speaking to Give Me Sport, Jones shared what he had been told by those in the know around the camps of the 49ers and the Whites at Elland Road.

“The last messages I was getting on this was that the big investment would be expected to come in time for next summer,” he said.

“So that’s the approximate timeframe I’m still going by at the moment.”

All change.

That is what is on the horizon at Elland Road, with the 49ers really accelerating towards total control of the club as they look to take it off the hands of Andrea Radrizzani.

We have seen three years in the Premier League now with no real progression from that first season where we finished ninth, so something clearly needs to change.

Paraag Marathe will likely become chairman of the club as he acts through the 49ers, with money needing to be made available, something that usually happens when ownership changes.

Todd Boehly did the same at Chelsea this summer, overseeing a transfer blitz after pumping billions into the project at Stamford Bridge – something that will hopefully happen here, albeit in a smaller capacity.

With the money being prepared to go all in, and these latest behind-the-scenes messages from Jones, we can expect this one to happen very soon, especially if they’re to be ready for the summer.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites could look to reduce their payments on Jean-Kevin Augustin with yet another court case