By Sam Stone

1st Jun, 2022 | 9:40pm

Leeds United director Sandro Mencucci will remain at Elland Road despite completing the takeover of Serie A club US Lecce

Leeds United director Sandro Mencucci will still remain at Elland Road despite taking over newly promoted Serie A club US Lecce.

Mencucci joined Leeds in 2021 to take up a director role at the club after his time at Fiorentina.

The 60-year-old spent 17 years in Florence and it has been revealed by the Yorkshire Evening Post on Wednesday [1 June] that he has completed a takeover of the Serie A side.

The Yorkshire Evening Post also confirmed that the Italian will still remain in his position at Elland Road.

Peripheral figure

Much of the boardroom news that is reported from Elland Road rarely mentions Mencucci’s name.

Therefore, the Elland Road faithful don’t need to worry too much about his potential absence from proceedings in Yorkshire.

His purchase of the newly promoted side could even give Leeds a new line of transfer targets from the lower end of Serie A.

Andrea Radrizzani, Victor Orta and Jesse Marsch seemed to be aligned in their early transfer movements and having too much input can sometimes cause more harm than good.

The early move to get Brenden Aaronson in the door at Elland Road shows that the club hierarchy can be quick to get deals done when given the green light.

Marsch and the board face a busy summer to try and overhaul this Leeds United side which flirted dangerously close to the relegation zone in the 2021-22 season.

The Whites’ early business is a positive start to what will be a hectic summer in Yorkshire.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites are battling Ronaldo to sign an £8.5million-rated forward who could be Raphinha’s replacement.