US billionaire could eye potential Leeds takeover amid Euro giants exit - report
American billionaire James Pallotta could turn his attention to a possible takeover at Leeds United amid his exit from Serie A giants Roma, according to Il Secolo XIX.
The Italian newspaper claims that Pallotta is set to leave his role as chairman and co-owner at Roma and is already eyeing up a new venture in English football.
It is understood that the Boston-based billionaire [Affluence IQ] has used the help of football consultant Franco Baldini to see about potential investment opportunities in England.
Leeds are said to be a team that could pique Pallotta’s interest.
Pallotta acquired Roma in 2011 and became chairman a year later. He is also among the co-owners of NBA giants the Boston Celtics.
Baldini, who is reportedly helping Pallotta in his potential step to ownership in England, is someone who may be more familiar to English football fans.
The Italian has held director roles at Roma, Real Madrid and Tottenham while he was also Fabio Capello’s assistant manager during his time in charge of the England national team.
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