Simon Jordan shares 'huge' 49ers-Leeds United takeover prediction live on talkSPORT
Simon Jordan believes Leeds United are a “happening” in the making with the 49ers enterprise now set to complete a full takeover at Elland Road.
The Times (9 November) report that funds are now in place for the 49ers after recent moves to secure the investment to buy Leeds.
Jordan has insisted that was always the “end game” for the Whites but does feel that if further investment is made, the Yorkshire club have the potential to challenge the biggest clubs in the country.
Talking on talkSPORT White and Jordan (12:13, 11 November), Jordan said: “Now you’ll probably see Leeds be involved in a takeover soon and in the hands of the Americans because that was always going to be the end game, but I happen to be a huge admirer of them as a football club.
“If someone gets hold of them and supports them economically, they’re a ‘happening’. I think Leeds will arrive and challenge at some point.”
If Leeds can maintain their Premier League status this season then exciting times could be around the corner for the Yorkshire side. The fan base and size of the club puts Leeds in an excellent position to compete, should they receive the right backing.
Fans will be delighted to hear of the 49ers making moves to finally complete a full takeover of the club from Andrea Radrizzani. Hopefully, the transitional period won’t have an impact on any of the upcoming transfer windows. However, there should be confidence in Radrizzani to continue to support the club, much like he has done throughout his tenure in Yorkshire.
Once a takeover is complete, it will be intriguing to see if the American enterprise throw money at Elland Road or work in a methodical way which has become a common theme of ownership models from across the pond.
Leeds fans know better than most about the troubles of throwing money recklessly at a football club, so let’s hope the latter is the route they go down.
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