By Mark Smith

12th Jul, 2023 | 2:52pm

Justin Spieth has confirmed his new investment in Leeds United alongside the 49ers Enterprises, as shared by Sky Sports journalist Keith Downie.

The American golfer has been joined by Justin Thomas with the double investment confirmed by the champion golfer ahead of the new season.

Rickie Fowler confirmed his interest last month, but has now dropped out of the investment push, leaving just Spieth and Thomas to push ahead.

Spieth told Downie, via his personal Twitter account: “It’s done.

“Myself and Justin (Thomas) with a minority stake. The 49ers beat my Cowboys every year so if you can’t beat them, join them.”

Those hoping this means the takeover is done would be mistaken, with the process still subject to those long and gruelling checks from the EFL.

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Adding two new investors ahead of the EFL checks could muddy the waters.

Does this mean that the deal is done and confirmed behind the scenes, or will it just prolong the checks with more research needing to be done before that is possible?

Hopefully, it is the first of those two scenarios, with the 49ers really bringing on board some wealthy investors ahead of the push for the Premier League.

You get the feeling that once this takeover is fully finalised, Leeds are really going to push ahead with new transfers and based on this growing list, they will have the cash to do just that.

Spieth is one of the most well known names in golf, and alongside Thomas, will bring some real publicity to the club on top of what they already have in America and worldwide.

This is certainly something to watch at Elland Road with some big takeover news surely nearing.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites could also announce a double new transfer today