Last week we reported on a company filing that had been spotted by an eagle-eyed Leeds United fan that hinted strongly that fresh investment in the club is imminent from the San Francisco 49ers.

The US sporting giant has set up a new fund named “Leeds II” after “Leeds I” was used to buy an initial stake in the club in 2018.

That story has now been picked up by The Times with the headline, “NFL giants San Francisco 49ers prepare to increase investment in Leeds.”

In it, senior journalist Martyn Ziegler wrote, “Two months before the initial investment by the 49ers in May 2018, a venture capital fund was registered with the SEC called 49ers Enterprises Leeds SPV.

“Two weeks ago, a similar fund was registered with the SEC, this one called 49ers Enterprises Leeds II SPV and signed by Marathe, who is closely involved with the running of Leeds and often speaks to club executives.”

Ziegler posted the story on Twitter and it’s got some Leeds fans very excited.

Some Leeds fans think that fresh investment ahead of the January window will see the club splash out on new players.

One was very hopeful when he said, “Ben White in January?” while another said, “De Paul hopefully”.

We don’t want to burst any bubbles but we don’t think that splashing out on players in January is going to happen, investment or not.

Leeds spent £100m in the summer and have a fantastic squad, with club-record signing Rodrigo currently unable to get into the starting XI.

However, it is very exciting news.

The investment will be part of a long-term plan for Leeds and the partnership with the San Fran 49ers offers so much more on top, with access to other markets and their sporting and business nous.

One fan said their next chunk of the club would be “a lot more expensive than the last 10%” and that’s definitely true with Leeds in the Premier League.

It’s fantastic news and this is how Leeds fans reacted to it…

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