Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani makes last-gasp move to save Sampdoria from bankruptcy
Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani has reportedly saved Serie A club Sampdoria from bankruptcy after their relegation this season.
According to ESPN journalist Leonardo Bertozzi who has shared an update post the Gazzetta article which claims that Radrizzani and co entered the race at a late stage and still managed to complete the takeover.
It has been labelled as a relief for Sampdoria fans with the club now trying to return to the top flight the first time of asking.
Via Twitter, Bertozzi wrote, “Relief for Sampdoria fans: the sale of the club to the group that has Radrizzani, owner of Leeds, as a partner. Club escapes the risk of bankruptcy and will try to return immediately to the first division next season.”
Can’t be the messiah for Leeds
Radrizzani may be viewed as a hero in Italy but in West Yorkshire, his perception is completely different and fans want him out of the club.
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By appointing the wrong people and making questionable decisions with his money, he has brought Leeds back to the brink.
Things were looking good right until Marcelo Bielsa’s first season back in the Premier League and that was the time for the Whites to back the Argentine.
However, they barely gave him any signings in the summer – with Junior Firpo and Dan James being the standout names.
They then did not get him his desired targets in January either and sacked him despite him dealing with an injury crisis.
After his departure, we’ve all seen how things panned out and it’s best if Radrizzani gets out even if they get relegated as the club desperately needs a reset.