By David Woods

20th Jul, 2020 | 11:26am

Leeds working on summer transfer now, Radrizzani opens door for QSI investment

Andrea Radrizzani has said that Leeds United have a transfer budget in place, despite losing an estimated £30-£40m because of the Coronavirus pandemic.

He also said that the model going forward for Leeds would be more Sheffield United than Aston Villa.

Sheffield United went up last season and have consolidated themselves in the Premier League – they’re currently eighth with two games left.

Aston Villa look like coming straight down despite spending £100m+ on transfers.

Talking to BBC journalist Adam Pope, Radrizzani also said that Leeds are working on a deal for a player now and that he is confident that Marcelo Bielsa will stay. 

Radrizznai also talked about QSI and said that while a deal wasn’t done, the Leeds door would always be open.

The future looks bright

This is exciting stuff from Radrizzani, who said that he would be looking to stabilise in the Premier League for the next two-three years before attacking the top six.

And it sounds like Leeds aren’t wasting any time and are already working on deals to bring players in.

Radrizzani didn’t say who the player was but revealed that he was in Europe working on the deal [YEP] and this means it could potentially be Illan Meslier, who has impressed in goal while Kiko Casilla has been banned.

Leeds fans will be desperate for news on a new striker with Jean-Kevin Augustin gone and very unlikely to come back.

The mention of QSI is very interesting too. They’ve been name-checked a lot by Radrizzani and it seems likely that some form of investment will come into the club now that they’ve been promoted.

QSI has always been the most likely source of new funds, although the 49ers already have a stake in the club and could look to invest more.

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