'Wow', 'Might be his way of slowly leaving us' - Many Leeds fans react to new Radrizzani update
Leeds United fans are worried about Andrea Radrizzani’s future as the club’s owner after a report emerged about him potentially buying Valencia.
According to Spanish newspaper Marca, Radrizzani has been told by people close to him to pursue a deal to buy Peter Lim out of the debt-ridden La Liga club.
It is understood that Lim won’t sell Valencia for less than £180million while the Spanish club also has ridiculous debts amounting to £450million.
Marca adds that Radrizzani does not possess the financial muscle to buy Valencia and take on their debts by himself so he might have to team up with American investors to strike a deal.
This update on Radrizzani has left Leeds fans wondering: ‘What does this mean for us?’
It’s a fair question and one that we are struggling to answer ourselves but it seems a lot of supporters just want to see the Italian businessman focus his spending on the Yorkshire club and no one else for now.
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Here is a selection of their tweets:
Wow that’s nuts
— Kieran Wright (@_KieranWright_) December 28, 2020
Hope not. 1x project/club at a time.
— Keep the Faith (@Buybeckford) December 28, 2020
Could they not just concentrate on us.
— David Lynch (@DavidLy90531016) December 28, 2020
I'm not sure I like this. Yes we could potentially get some quality players out of it but I'd rather Radz concentrated all his efforts on consolidating and then building on our PL status #lufc #MOT https://t.co/2uBaYOXHQa
— Chris Lee (@Chris1014Lee) December 28, 2020
Hmmm… Would make me worry for our long-term aims as I'd like to think we'll be pushing for UEFA Cup in 5-6 years time. #LUFC https://t.co/8OyE47EgiN
— The Scratching Shed 🏆 (@TSSLUFC) December 28, 2020
Might be his way of slowly leaving us there has been rumblings of psg owners for a while and he never said he was staying forever
— samuel gallagher 💙 (@samuelgallaghe2) December 28, 2020
My only worry is that you look at the situation with Watford and Udinese. I’d rather he just kept up the good work he’s done with us
— James Glasspoole (@JamesGlasspoole) December 28, 2020
Radrizzani is able to own both Leeds and Valencia if he does end up taking over the struggling Spanish giants.
However, you have to question about how he will be able to invest in both clubs unless he gets major help from fellow investors.
San Francisco 49ers hold a minority share in Leeds and the Daily Mail has recently reported that the NFL franchise is willing to increase their stake, with negotiations with Radrizzani at an advanced stage.
Could selling some of his shares in Leeds help him raise funds to buy Valencia?
It seems to add up. But how much more of Leeds will he have to sell off in order to meet Lim’s asking price?
That remains to be seen.
In other Leeds United news, two changes could be made to the starting line-up against West Brom.