By Sean Fisher

14th Dec, 2022 | 7:40pm

Leeds United should be begging for 49ers takeover after £450m Andrea Radrizzani net value emerges

Andrea Radrizzani’s net worth is dwarfed by almost every other Premier League owner – Leeds United should be fast-tracking the 49ers takeover.

Leeds United’s main priority this season will be retaining their Premier League status. The club currently sit 15th in the table but are definitely in the relegation dogfight.

If the Whites are to cement a long-term stay in the top flight then the club will require lots of financial backing and investment to keep pace with the larger teams leading the way.

However, the recent findings from the Yorkshire Evening Post may have some Leeds fans worried about where that funding is coming from.

In a study of every Premier League owner, the report found that Radrizzani’s £450million net worth actually ranks him in 19th, with only Brentford’s Matthew Benham placing lower.

Compared to the £320billion value of Newcastle United’s new owners, it begs the question how Leeds are expected to compete.

But the rumoured takeover from the 49ers Enterprises could elevate Leeds alongside their rivals. The American investors -who are closely linked to the San Francisco 49ers – are certainly not going to be bringing Newcastle levels of money into the club, but they’d certainly inject a nice lump of cash.

They already own a 44% stake in the club, but The Times report that they are set to grow their shares and take majority ownership.

The investment will inevitably be poured into the squad, the stadium and training facilities to help Leeds establish themselves as a Premier League regular.

As great as Radrizzani’s time at Elland Road has been, his era seems to be coming to an end, and it might be the perfect time for him to hand the reins over to the 49ers.

In other Leeds United news, Willy Gnonto admits Victor Orta convinced him to pick Leeds United over other clubs in the summer