Exclusive: Pundit reacts to worrying claim about Leeds and San Fran 49ers
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Paul Robinson has said that he still expects further investment to come from the San Francisco 49ers, even if it’s delayed because of the COVID pandemic.
Football finance guru Kieran Maguire has said that he expects future investment from the US giants to be put on hold.
He said previously, “From a public relations point of view, if they’re seen spending money on their UK investment and people are having to take pay cuts, people are losing their jobs, it will go down like a lead balloon.”
Robinson added that Leeds aren’t looking to spend money in the January window and would be looking for additional funds in the summer.
Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said of the Maguire claim, “It’s a difficult financial environment for everyone at the moment.
“What we’re talking about for businesses at the moment is how to survive and how to get through this difficult period.
“Investment from the 49ers had seemed likely and I’m sure it will come in the future.
“The uncertainty of the times we’re living in at the moment makes it tricky but Leeds United are okay.
“They had a really good summer transfer window and it’s looking highly likely that they’ll stay in the Premier League.
“I don’t think the investment is crucial straight away. It would be fantastic, but Leeds aren’t looking to sign players in January.
“Investment would always be welcome but I don’t think it’s vital at the moment.”
Leeds fans were expecting an imminent injection of money after a new Leeds United fund was set up by the 49ers.
However, with the January transfer deadline less than two weeks way and Leeds showing little interest in making signings, there’s plenty of time for the 49ers to come through before the summer.
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