By Jonty Banks

24th May, 2023 | 1:10pm

Andrea Radrizzani may leave 49ers a £270m dark hole to navigate if Leeds United are relegated

The 49ers Enterprises will be anxiously watching the final day of the season clash between Leeds United and Spurs, with £270million potentially on the line.

Sam Allardyce’s side need to beat their European-chasing opponents at Elland Road on Sunday (28 May) to even stand a chance of remaining in the Premier League, with the club also relying on both Everton and Leicester City failing to pick up victories.

If Leeds United are relegated to the Championship, Andrea Radrizzani’s valuation of the club is set to drop by £270million, as the 49ers don’t want to pay more than £150million for a Championship club, according to the Daily Mail.

And in turn, the value of the shares that the 49ers Enterprises group are set to inherit from the current Whites owner would plummet dramatically, leaving them in a dark hole to clamber out of over the coming years.

The imminent investors have already shared their ambitions to make Leeds United a £1billion club, but this drop in valuation is a major cause for concern.

The Athletic reported on 14 April that the 49ers want to see the club’s turnover increase to £400million, as well as wanting to see the club’s value reach over £1billion.

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At this rate, they will inherit a club which is years away from getting anywhere near that eye-watering total.

The drop-off in the shares’ valuation they are set to take control of is a nightmare for the 49ers and could well have a knock-on effect on potential future transfers and the re-development of Elland Road.

If Leeds United do get relegated this weekend, which is feeling ever more likely, Radrizzani will leave one hell of a mess for the 49ers to clear up.

In other Leeds United news, Phil Hay claims that an international player at Elland Road has no place at the club next season and a summer transfer is on the cards.