By Jonty Banks

2nd Dec, 2022 | 7:10pm

San Francisco 49ers spotted selling Leeds United tops in club store

Rumours of the San Francisco 49ers imminent takeover at Elland Road have been fuelled further by images showing Leeds United tops being sold in their club shop.

The 49ers Enterprises have reportedly stepped up their interest in buying the Yorkshire club from Andrea Radrizazani, making recent moves to secure the funds needed for the takeover.

Although the timing of the takeover is unknown, the American investment company shared images on their American football side’s official Instagram story of Leeds United tops being sold in the club shop.

Included in the image were tops of USA national team captain Tyler Adams alongside those of club and country teammate Brenden Aaronson.

The story was captioned: “Stop by the 49ers Team Store and grab your gear.”

Promising signs

The pictures of Leeds United tops being sold in the 49ers will certainly ring alarm bells for Whites fans, as they wait in giddy anticipation for the takeover to be completed.

There have been recent questions circulating as to whether the 49ers were pulling out of their move to become majority stakeholders, but this is another promising sign that there is no substance to the rumours.

Radrizzani has taken the club to a fantastic position, but with the 49ers coming into the club, there could be a real chance of serious investment in the club which can properly establish Leeds in the Premier League.

Unlike other owners such as The Glazers – who were criticised heavily by their fanbases for a lack of transparency – the 49ers have taken their time in investing in Leeds and made sure to learn about the club before announcing themselves as owners.

Whether the takeover happens in 2023 or 2024, the 49ers are not holding back in their interest in Leeds United.

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