Paul Robinson wants Andrea Radrizzani to stay at Leeds United amid major 49ers news
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Paul Robinson hopes to see Andrea Radrizanni continue to be a part of Leeds United despite selling off yet more shares to the 49ers Enterprises.
Last week, the 49ers increased their ownership of the Premier League club to 44 per cent and that led to Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Graham Smyth reporting that Paraag Marathe is likely to want “full control” at Elland Road.
Radrizzani will reportedly walk away from Leeds with “a considerable amount of money” at some point in the future but Robinson hopes that day doesn’t come too soon.
“I wouldn’t want him to leave Leeds after what he’s done,” Robinson told MOT Leeds News.
“Radrizzani has taken the club from the Championship to the Premier League and has established them in the Premier League.
“To put the investment in that he has, you’d like to think he’ll be involved in the club for a long time to come.
“He’s bolstering Leeds’ financial situation by allowing investors in to bring financial clout and a global business network to the club.
“I still want him to be involved.”
While the 49ers may become majority owners of Leeds in the near future based on the way they’re rapidly increasing their ownership of shares, having Radrizzani on the board would be a much smoother transition.
The Italian business deserves a spot in Leeds’ history for ending the spell of horrific owners at Elland Road, genuinely caring for the club and ultimately, taking us back to the Premier League.
We don’t want to see Radrizzani go either but we’re a new Leeds United now and maybe a new owner is the way to take us from where we are now to a team that can regularly compete for Europe.
In other Leeds United news, Phil Hay has said if Raphinha is pushing to quit the club amid interest from PSG.