By MOT Leeds News speaking to Paul Robinson

18th Sep, 2022 | 7:40pm

Sky Sports pundit disagrees as 49ers chief Alex Chang shares Leeds United transfer suggestion

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Paul Robinson disagrees with 49ers Enterprises CMO Alex Chang saying the NFL franchise have had no say on the growing American influence at Elland Road this year.

Former USA international Jesse Marsch was hired to replace Marcelo Bielsa last season, not long after the 49ers increased their stake in the club to 44 per cent.

Marsch then signed two fellow Americans in Tyler Adams and Brenden Aaronson in the summer.

Speaking on the SportsPro Podcast [25m00s, 8 September], 49ers chief Chang said “we have nothing to do with that” when talking about the summer swoops for US internationals Adams and Aaronson.

Robinson doesn’t buy into that though, suggesting that the 49ers are definitely pulling the strings behind the scenes at Elland Road now.

“It seems a real shift in power,” Robinson told MOT Leeds News.

“You’d be naive to not see the American influence.

If you look at the appointment of the manager, me and a lot of other pundits had to do a lot of work before he came in to find out about Marsch, as well as the players he signed.

He’s worked with some of them in the past and has a close relationship with them.

I don’t think any of that would have happened if it wasn’t for an American influence.

It’s obvious, isn’t it?”

In other Leeds United news, a pundit suggests a “world-class” player should be sent to Leeds on loan in January.