Leeds United director reveals truth on new club plans for Andrea Radrizzani
Rumours linking Leeds United chairman Andrea Radrizzani to three Italian clubs have been rubbished by Leeds’ director Sandro Mencucci.
Radrizzani is not hoping to buy Pescara, Grosseto or Salernitana despite being linked with each of them over the past six months.
The news comes from Elland Road director Sandro Mencucci who has set the record straight when speaking to Italian outlet FirenzeViola.it.
“[Are] We interested? No, not anymore, things must be done in due time,” he said of Radrizzani’s interest in Salernitana.
The former Fiorentina CEO said that it was at the top of Rarizzani’s list of summer plans, but he never received a response from his proposal to purchase the Serie A side.
He later dismissed rumours linking his colleague to both Pescara and Grosseto. He said: “That’s not true.
“Every day we are approached by a company in different difficulty, Pescara first, Grosseto now.
“But even if Radrizzani was interested in a sporting entity, he does not take one at random.”
This is good news for the Whites as for now his focus remains purely on Leeds United.
Although unlikely, the last thing Leeds need is their majority shareholder becoming distracted with other projects and taking his eye off the ball in Yorkshire.
It is positive that the Whites have been able to avoid any financial hits that come with Radrizzani embarking on a new project.
This could have its benefits for Leeds United on the pitch also as having strong connections with different clubs can be vital.
With Leeds United desperately looking to make signings, they could strike deals with any sister clubs that the Whites chairman purchases in the future.
It could also allow them to ship some deadweight to the Serie A. Commonly seen as players looking for a new challenge or when taking a step down from the Premier League.
Not to mention the youth potential that could come from it.
Leeds have an abundance of youth players eagerly waiting for minutes on the pitch. If Radrizzani’s next business venture is capable and willing to blood some youngsters whilst getting new highly motivated players, it is a good move for both parties.
The experience the players gain whilst out on loan would be instrumental in their journey to the first team and at worst put them in the shop window to be sold for financial gains.
In other Leeds United news, Paul Robinson reacts as Leeds United postponements rise in Premier League.