By Joe Ellis

15th Sep, 2022 | 3:10pm

Leeds United set for 'lots of potential investment' in near future

Leeds United could be set to receive a lot of investment as a football club in the coming years, according to journalist Dean Jones.

The Whites did not have a net spend that many were expecting from Victor Orta and Andrea Radrizzani after the sales of Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha brought in more than £100million.

But the next step could be around the corner for Leeds with Jones, a podcaster with Rank Squad, suggesting that more investment from afar could come into Elland Road.

“There is no doubt that Jesse Marsch can use his links from the past to the benefit of Leeds,” Jones said to Give Me Sport.

“He’s part of a really big project and I think we should remember that in terms of the way everything’s going to unfold at Leeds in the next few years. There’s lots of potential investment coming in.”

Progress

Now that Leeds United are in the Premier League, it becomes increasingly hard to keep on making that next step because each step becomes extremely steep.

From mid-table to the European places is well within the reach of the Whites without major investment from afar but it would take some very astute transfer business and the right man in charge.

Orta must think that Marsch is exactly that or else he wouldn’t have hired him in the first place but his and Radrizzani’s pockets are only so deep.

To go from seventh or eighth to challenging for the top four takes an enormous amount of effort and resources that just aren’t readily available at Thorp Arch right now.

The long-term project has to be to return to the Champions League, or at least European competition, after a few years of getting close because if it isn’t, they should pack up and go home now.

In other Leeds United news, the rough time when the postponed Manchester United fixture has been mooted and it won’t be anytime soon.