By Mark Smith

19th May, 2022 | 7:10am

Leeds United takeover by 49ers Enterprises may be put on hold if relegated, Andrea Radrizzani price demand would drop - report

Leeds United takeover plans may be placed on hold if the club are relegated to the Championship on the final weekend of the Premier League, according to the Daily Mail.

The 49ers Enterprises have the option to buy the club from Andrea Radrizzani, but the Italian would not be able to command the same price in the Championship.

It is also reported that relegation would but any stadium expansion plans at Elland Road on the back burner, making this weekend one of the biggest in the Whites’ recent history.

Writing in his latest piece for the Daily Mail, Mike Keegan shared that any plans to sell the club on may need to be placed on the backburner.

“Longer-term projects, such as the expansion of the stadium, may have to be put on the back burner,” he wrote.

“And plans to sell the club will also take a back seat. Having done the hard work in lifting them out of decades of Football League gloom, Andrea Radrizzani would not be able to command anywhere near the price he would be looking for with the club in the second tier.”

Shock.

We know football is all about the money.

But, Radrizzani treating this club more like a business in the past year is one of the main reasons why we are currently sitting in this mess in the Premier League.

We have the ultimate respect for the Italian after what he has done for the club, but his failures to spend in the summer and especially in January are why we are where we currently are.

The squad was decimated by injuries with Liam Cooper, Kalvin Phillips and Patrick Bamford all out for months, and you simply can’t compete with the spine of your side missing.

Instead of bringing in any signings, Radrizzani threw Marcelo Bielsa under the bus and sacked him.

It is starting to look as though all Radrizzani cared about was staying in the Premier League so he could maximise his profits, sell up and move on at the end of the season.

In other Leeds United news, Phil Hay has shared if Andrea Radrizzani heard fans chants during the Brighton draw