Gabriel Agbonlahor doesn’t seem to think Leeds United can qualify for a spot in Europe this season after the question was raised by Sky Sports.
Leeds have 23 points to their name after 18 Premier League matches but the top-flight has been rather unpredictable this season with no one running away at the top and no clubs really asserting themselves in the European qualification spots.
Bielsa’s men have had a rough couple of weeks but that hasn’t stopped Sky Sports from asking whether the Whites can qualify for Europe after Andrea Radrizzani was quoted on their website as saying he wants the Yorkshire club to be challengers.
Can Leeds United break into the European spot?
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) January 26, 2021
Ex-Aston Villa player and anti-Leeds campaign Agbonlahor was fairly quick to respond to Sky Sports’ tweet on his own personal Twitter account.
Four minutes after it was posted, he responded with a gif of Danny DeVito shaking his head and saying “nope”.
— Gabriel Agbonlahor (@officialga11) January 26, 2021
Not this season… but who knows about the future?
San Francisco 49ers increased their minority stake in Leeds on Monday from 15 per cent to 37 per cent after a deal worth £50million was agreed with majority shareholder Radrizzani [The Sun].
Radrizzani has been quoted by Sky Sports’ website saying that he wants more investment to be able to get everything he wants at Leeds, including saying: “If we are able to stay in the Premier League for two to three years, then this club can have the concrete ambition to position [itself] just next to the top six.”
Radrizzani doesn’t say anything about reaching Europe this season, nor does he say anything about reaching Europe at all in the coming years. His words are very grounded, realistic and won’t come back to haunt him if everything goes wrong.
Yet again, the Italian is showing why he’s such a good businessman and such a good owner of Leeds United Football Club.
Sky Sports’ question on their Twitter account seems like it was done to provoke a reaction.
Radrizzani isn’t saying Leeds can qualify for Europe this term.
We can’t blame Agbonlahor for his reply. We know it’s a massive longshot for us to achieve a spot in Europe this season.
But the ex-Villa man sure does tweet a lot about us.
In other Leeds United news, Jamie Redknapp has made a prediction for the clash against Newcastle.