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Paul Robinson has said that Leeds are a “much more attractive proposition” for investment but that the key to the future is staying in the Premier League.
A report in the New York Times this summer said that the San Francisco 49ers were looking to increase their existing stake in the club.
They already have a 10% stake and were said to be in talks over buying another piece of the club.
Athletic journalist Phil Hay revealed that after spending almost £100m this summer, the wage bill has also doubled to £100m.
However, Robinson doesn’t think that outside investment is essential at this time.
Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News Robinson said, “I think the important thing for Leeds is staying in the Premier League.
If any outside investment comes in then all well and good. Leeds are a much more attractive proposition than they were 12 months ago – they’re now an established Premier League side packed full of really good players.
“They’ve got an increased wage bill and they have spent heavily in the summer but I think they’ve spent wisely in terms of what they received for getting in the Premier League.
“Andrea Radrizzani has been fantastic in how he’s allowed Bielsa and his staff to spend.
“I don’t think they need new investment although it would be nice. The vital thing for Leeds is staying in the Premier League.”
If staying in the Premier League is the goal this season, it’s been a good start for Leeds.
They’re currently in fifth after smashing Aston Villa 3-0 on Friday night and that’s got some fans looking at the other end of the table.
10 points from six games represents a fantastic start for Leeds with the other two promoted teams sitting in bottom (Fulham) and 17th place (West Brom) in the league.
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