By Pranav Shahaney

9th Jan, 2023 | 9:10pm

San Francisco 49ers will invest more capital into Leeds United on two conditions

The San Francisco 49ers are understood to be cautious about spending more of their capital into Leeds United unless a couple of conditions are met.

According to LeedsLive journalist Beren Cross, they will loosen the purse strings once they have full control over the club and also after the Whites’ Premier League status has been secured.

It is understood that they do have the money ready to spend but it all hinges on the aforementioned conditions.

Cross wrote, “49ers Enterprises are yet to push the button of the takeover and will be cautious about investing too much of their own capital before they have full control and before United’s PL status is secure. It’s a chess match, but all the noises would suggest they have the money and they have arrangements in place to ensure recruitment does not suffer.”

Makes sense

49ers surely would not want to be investing in a sinking ship and this Leeds side has already flirted with relegation once.

They nearly got relegated on the final day of the season but ended up staying in the top flight as Raphinha scored a penalty and celebrated with the travelling support.

This time around, Leeds are far from secure and are being drawn into another relegation battle, something nobody at the club wanted.

The board are doing their best to give Jesse Marsch the tools to survive and there has been a decent amount of investment over the summer and now in January as well.

Breaking transfer records in January has been unheard of at Leeds but that’s how desperate the club seem to be at this current point in time.

Hopefully, the gamble pays off and over the summer the Americans can finally take full control of the club and then begin the process of taking them to the next level.

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