Leeds United have had a very quiet January window but there’s always something going on with the club.
This week has seen fresh investment from the San Fran 49ers, a new pitch at Elland Road and a new enthusiastic fan and investor in YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley.
Oh, and Elland Road has finally been added to FIFA 21.
Now, with just days to go in the January transfer window, Andrea Radrizzani has been spotted at the headquarters of Inter Milan.
Calciomercato posted a short video of Radrizzani using his phone at the Italian club and it’s got plenty of fans talking.
The tweet translated as: “The Leeds chairman Andrea Radrizzani at the Inter headquarters.”
— calciomercato.it (@calciomercatoit) January 27, 2021
Plenty of Leeds fans went into overdrive on Twitter and tried to work out why he would be visiting the Italian club in the middle of a pandemic.
Some made the link with Christian Eriksen, with Sky Sports reporting that he was available for a late window loan. Leicester held preliminary talks but pulled out because of his £300k-a-week wages.
One fan pointed out that Radrizzani had liked tweets about Eriksen recently and it’s true that he did like one from former player Daniele Adani.
That followed the quarter-final of the Coppa Italia on Tuesday when Eriksen scored the winner in injury time.
— Nick Sturdee (@nicsturdee) January 27, 2021
Others said it could be a late-window loan although we’d more expect to see Victor Orta doing transfer business.
YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley got in on the act. One fan asked who Leeds were signing and he said that the club doesn’t tell him anything… yet.
And the editor of The Athletic, Alex Kay-Jelski, said, “It’s Eriksen time”. Before Leeds fans get too excited, this is not entirely serious and we would say it’s almost certainly not going to happen. It would be the most un-Leeds transfer we could imagine beyond bringing back Jean-Kevin Augustin on another loan with an obligation.
It’s Eriksen time
— Alex Kay-Jelski (@AlexKayJelski) January 27, 2021
It’s certainly intriguing though and it adds a bit of late drama to a Leeds transfer window that was threatening to deliver nothing. It probably still will.
Here are the best reactions from Leeds fans…
Hmmm who knows? Transfer deadline approaching…?
— Chris Eyre (@leedsfan72) January 27, 2021
It’s obvious, we’re signing Lukaku
— El Gaetano of Thorp Arch (@ipshwitsh) January 27, 2021
They don’t tell me shit… yet!
— Chad “Lasso” Hurley (@Chad_Hurley) January 27, 2021
I doubt radz would be there for a transfer deal, it would be orta wouldn’t it? Apparently radz is pals with inters owner
— MMitch84 (@gandalflufc) January 27, 2021
Radrizani in Milan to tie up a deal for Christian Eriksen. 👍🏻 https://t.co/vWPYGpHsPc
— Alex. (@p3d87) January 27, 2021
Radz going to make the Inter board an offer they can’t refuse to keep their hands off RDP
— Luke 🇮🇨 (@Bielsa247) January 27, 2021
— Si_Turismo (@Si_Marishka) January 27, 2021
What’s Radz going at Inter Milan? https://t.co/A9X6tyZKmK
— LUFC Worldwide 🏆⚪️ (@LUFC_WorldWide) January 27, 2021
Inter are obviously buying RdP and loaning him to Leeds. Right, @TheSquareBall?
— Kaine Greenwood (@kaineg23) January 27, 2021
Christian Eriksen on loan? 🙏 https://t.co/kvBtmpZfWv
— Adam Robson 🏆 (@AdamRobson4) January 27, 2021
— BelieverInBielsa💙💛 (@MultiJono88) January 27, 2021
LAUTARO INCOMINGGGG https://t.co/cAhTzUK8FR
— Lee (@LufcLee_) January 27, 2021
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