By Liam Thomas

16th Dec, 2022 | 3:10pm

Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani sends 49ers chiefs message with San Francisco trip planned

Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani seems to be planning another trip to San Francisco as the Italian sent 49ers chiefs a new message on Twitter.

With 49ers links and subliminal messages coming through every week now it looks like the takeover of Leeds United from the Americans is inevitably close.

Radrizzani played into this notion by responding to 49ers chief Jed York on Twitter, cheekily saying that he’ll see the owner at the Levis Stadium for the NFL Play-Offs.

“Congrats Jed John Paraag and the rest of the team,” exclaimed Radrizzani on Twitter.

“See you at Levis Stadium for the Play-Off, come on 49ers.”

Full steam ahead.

Now seems like the perfect time for Radrizzani to hand over the reins of Leeds United to the 49ers right? He’s done all he can and taken the club to a level that seemed unachievable at times.

Financial backing in the boardroom and a big transfer kitty is part and parcel of achieving a long-term stay in the Premier League and the Whites are agonisingly close to getting this.

Keeping pace with teams who have that is tough, but the 49ers’ backing will make Leeds United one of the richest clubs in the English top flight.

Tying that in with a loyal and dedicated fan base is a dangerous combination, you only have to look as far as Manchester City and Newcastle United’s current rise to see the benefits of a takeover.

Now with that being said, the American investors won’t bring the kind of cash that a state-funded investment would, but it’s bigger and better than what Radrizzani and co bring to the table.

In other Leeds United news, talks are underway over this player quitting Elland Road for a high-paid contract.