Exclusive: Paul Robinson hails 'massive' deal as Leeds in line for fresh investment
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San Francisco 49ers president Al Guido has opened the door for fresh investment into Leeds United and Paul Robinson has hailed the partnership as ‘absolutely massive’ for the club.
Talking on the Sports Pro podcast, Guido said, “We truly believe in the club and where it can go.”
Asked about new investment in the club he said, “The answer is always, sure. It’s already gotten deeper in terms of our increased stake in the team and our involvement in the club, so what I would say is we’re committed to Leeds United.”
Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said the combination of money and global business nous from the 49ers is invaluable for Leeds.
“Radrizzani has been absolutely fantastic since he took over at Leeds,” Robinson said.
“He’s put his money into the club, he’s put his heart into the club and you can see the trajectory upwards that Leeds have been on since he arrived.
“With money coming in and more on offer from a global superpower like the 49ers… Money from anywhere coming into a club is excellent, money coming in from experts and business behemoths like the 49ers is invaluable.
“What the 49ers bring off the field as well as their finances is invaluable. Having their input financially as well as being able to tap into their business nous is absolutely massive.
This is also a brilliant time to be a buying club.”
Radrizzani has a plan at Leeds and so far he’s done an amazing job of sticking to it.
Stage one was promotion. Now Leeds are in the Premier League it’s about getting them back into Europe.
The 49ers have already invested two lots of money into the club and the fact there’s more on offer is fantastic for Leeds in a time of financial uncertainty the world over.
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