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Paul Robinson has said that it could be a very good time for the QSI group to invest in Leeds but warned it would be far from straightforward.
Andrea Radrizzani has fired the takeover talk himself after admitting last year that QSI investment could turn Leeds into a club that could compete with Man City.
Then last month he admitted that he had a great relationship with QSI chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi and that he would look at extra investment once Leeds are in the Premier League.
The Coronavirus outbreak has put football on hold and could have a big impact on the transfer market and football finances in general.
However, talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said that it could be a very good time to invest for QSI, who could get more bang for their buck.
“Anybody in any walk of life, if you’re cash-rich you’re a lot richer than you were in terms of purchasing,” Robinson said.
“The transfer market is going to come into line with the current financial climate, as will the price of a football club and the investment wanted in a football club.
“The TV rights is a set deal for the Premier League so the financial reward for Leeds getting promoted would be the same you’d hope.
“The transfer market may adjust according to the economy. However, as you’ve seen with Newcastle, buying a football club is not the most straightforward bit of business.”
Robinson also said that Radrizzani is in a strong position and might not have to rush to get investment.
Robinson added, “The financial reward of getting in the Premier League could mean that it’s enough for Radrizzani to get through the first transfer window without any extra investment.”
Radrizzani’s plan was always to get Leeds in the Premier League, at which point the true value of Leeds would be realised.
The Coronavirus outbreak has put the brakes on the Leeds campaign and promotion is still not secured.
However, if Leeds do get promoted, Radrizzani will have access to money with or without investment from QSI.
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