MOT View: Radrizzani has dropped big clue whether PL investment will be full Leeds takeover
Andrea Radrizzani kick-started takeover reports again last week when he admitted that he would look to take on fresh investment in the club when Leeds United secured promotion.
In an interview with Gianluca Di Marzio he said, “My desire is to make Leeds a great player in the Premier League and to do so it will need to have new partners… We will evaluate it when we are in that league.”
That’s led to speculation as to whether this investment would be in the form of a full takeover or if Radrizzani would sell a stake and stay in control of the club.
MOT Leeds columnist Paul Robinson said he hoped Radrizzani would stay on alongside any fresh investors rather than sell the club.
And that looks like it will be the case after Radrizzani revealed that he had made a promise to come and live in Leeds for a year if the club gets promoted.
As quoted in Leeds Live, Radrizzani said, “This year I decided to come back for one year in Milan to stay here with my family so my son can learn Italian and go to school here, the first year of school.
“My family’s here in Milan, up and down between London, Leeds and Milan. We have a deal with my wife that if we get promoted, we’ll move to Leeds for one year.”
We’d be very happy if this turned out to be the case.
Some Leeds fans want nothing short of a full takeover and the potential riches that could unlock.
We’d much prefer a softer transition into the Premier League. We think Radrizzani has done a brilliant job of running the club and we want that to continue.
It looks like we might well get our wish.
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