By MOT Leeds News speaking to Paul Robinson

21st Nov, 2019 | 9:59am

Exclusive: Paul Robinson reveals what he thinks about Leeds and possible QSI investment

We’re delighted to welcome former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson as our exclusive columnist. Each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at Leeds United…

Paul Robinson wants to see Andrea Radrizzani stay at Leeds, amid reports of a takeover by Qatar Sports Investments (QSI). 

However, he wouldn’t be adverse to the Leeds owner selling another minority stake to bring more money into the club.

There’s been a lot of talk this season about possible investment, with Radrizzani himself admitting in a Times interview that he was looking at investment from three possible sources – QSI, the owner of an Italian football club and a wealthy Leeds fan in the States.

Just this week, ESPN reported that QSI had moved closer to a takeover with more talks set for this week.

Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said he trusted the club under Radrizzani but admitted, “Everybody wants a big investment at their club – I mean look at Manchester City, look at what’s happened at that place over the years.

“It has to be the right kind of investment, though. What Radrizzani’s done for the club and the sound footing that he’s put the club on, he’s a man that you would trust that the club’s future is in a safe standing.

“I don’t think he’d be averse to having further investment or a joint venture with somebody, but I think if it was me I’d want to see out what I started.

“He’s invested a lot of money, has been very, very clever. They were so close last year and with what he’s done, I’m sure he’ll want to be a part of the club’s future, but I also think he wouldn’t be averse to investment coming in.”

Radrizzani said in the interview in the Times that QSI money could take Leeds into the same bracket as Man City.

However, a source close to QSI told MOT Leeds News that they wanted to buy more of the club than Radrizzani is currently willing to sell. The two sides also differ in their valuation of the club.

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