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Dan Plumley has insisted that Saudi involvement in golf could bring an interesting sub-plot to new investment in Leeds United in the coming months.
PiF, owners of Newcastle United, have recently “reshaped” golf with the LIV tournament which has attracted big-name players with even bigger prize money on offer.
It comes after three golfers, Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth have confirmed interest to invest in Leeds alongside the 49ers [Sky Sports] – something that Plumley admitted will see interest sub-plots emerge at Elland Road.
“That’s another interesting dynamic in the mix,” he exclusively told MOT Leeds News about Saudi investment in golf.
“There is a lot going on there, so you have the individual side of things, with the players and their reputation, but also the wider picture for golf and that is up in the air at the moment so these are really fascinating sub-plots that will be worked out over the course of the next few months at Leeds.”
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In simple terms, it could mean that more money won by the golfers leads to more investment at Leeds, although nothing is ever that simple.
This is certainly something to watch over the coming months though, with the 49ers Enterprises needing to get official confirmation of their takeover first.
In other Leeds United news, a double exit is now on the cards after the latest £190m news at Elland Road